My article Less Perfect Unions
, about teacher unions and the fundamental instability of the 1960s public sector collective bargaining revolution as revealed by Scott Walker's war in Wisconsin
, has now appeared in The American Conservative
. (I wrote a whole book on this wonkish topic, The Worm In The Apple
, still in print.)
The word "immigration" nowhere appears in the article. But I do get to mention Stein's Law—"If something cannot go on forever, it will stop”—which applies equally to the Teacher Trust and that other typical 1960s phenomenon, U.S. immigration policy.