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Under New Management: Turning Over a New Page

Read the last installment of “Under New Management” here, and the first installment here. Summary: After the Obama administration’s “Card Check Bill” pushed by the left wing of the Democratic Party and Big Labor collapsed, President Donald Trump’s NLRB has an opportunity to advance labor reform on behalf of America’s employers and working people. General Counsel Obama NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin will be replaced by management-side…

Philanthropy Needs More Small Bets, Less Moonshots

Crossposted from Philanthropy Daily – article is dated November 13, 2017 When I wrote about the errors donors make in my book Great Philanthropic Mistakes, I looked at the ways donors latched on mistaken ideas even though there was little evidence to support these wrong-headed notions. Mary Lasker, for example, was absolutely convinced that if the government spent enough money, a “cure for cancer” would be found. Her efforts, from the 1940s through the…

SEIU Stays with Airbnb

Labor unions are no friends of the Silicon Valley app-based “sharing economy,” with the Teamsters Union fighting with ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber while the hotel workers’ union Unite…

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