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Amazon is a Heavily Unionized Company- Why Not Make it More So?

The headline is supposed to evoke a “what the hell are you talking about?” reaction.  Most of us have heard or read about the hellish experience of non-union workers toiling away in Amazon’s warehouse fulfillment centers around the country.   The pay sucks, even if marginally better than most retail workers outside Costco, and the […]

Recent Freelance Policy Reports

  Networking the Green Economy 2011: How Broadband & Related Technologies Can Build a Green Economic Future.  (June 2011 )    Updated report sponsored by the Sierra Club, Blue-Green Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Communications Workers of America. How To Raise The Phone Bill Of The Average New Jersey Family: What S 2664 Will […]

Favorite Blogging and Online Media Pieces

Media Appearances and Video

Media Appearances and Video

Some clips from GritTV, policy panels and a few other events I have spoken at over recent years– plus some audio links as welll

Net Loss- My 2002 Book on Internet Policy

See profile of my book: Net Loss: Internet Prophets, Private Profits and the Costs to Community: published August 2002 by Penn State Press. See original version, Net Loss: The Political Economy of Community in the Age of the Internet– Ph.D. Dissertation in Sociology from UC-Berkeley 1998

Magazine Articles

Opeds, magazine articles and a few other pieces placed in progressive periodicals

Progressive Populist Columns

Border is New Color Line  (Sept. 22, 2005) Five Unions to Exit AFL-CIO? (July 15, 2005) A Union in Every Workplace (June 15, 2005) Hoping for a Mushroom Cloud: We Should Welcome End of the Filibuster (May 15, 2005) Why Defend Right-Wing Courts? (May 1, 2005) Chile’s ‘Private’ Pensions and the Future of Social Security […]

PSN Policy Reports

State Job Creation Strategies for 2011(July 2010) Networking the Green Economy: How Broadband & Related Technologies Can Build a Green Economic Future (2010) The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed: Positive Integration Policies by States Still Far Outweigh Punitive Policies (2008) Building a Progressive Majority in the States: Policy Options for 2009 (2008) State Immigration Project: Policy […]

PSN Dispatches (Selected)

Selected policy posts from the Stateside Dispatch at Progressive States Network written between 2006 and 2010. Federal Recovery Efforts Saved 8.5 Million Jobs, Stopped Depression (Jul 29 2010) Supreme Court 2009-2010: Pro-Corporate, But Continued Trend Towards Deferral to State Authority (Jun 29 2010) Debating Federalism: Conservative False History and Hypocrisy vs. Progressive Collaborative Federalism (Jun […]

Other Academic Articles

Law reviews and other pieces published in more academic venues Search, Antitrust and the Economics of the Control of User Data – Yale Journal on Regulation (Vol. 30, Issue 3, 2014) The Costs of Lost Privacy: Consumer Harm and Rising Economic Inequality in the Age of Google, William Mitchell Law Review  (Volume 40, Issue 2, 2014) The Legal […]