Originally Posted by Akula2ssn
So would it be accurate to say that in addition to the politics where big business has become more powerful over the years, that in places such as the US where the economy has shifted away from being industrial to more of a service based economy, unions that essentially were established under an industrial economy are struggling as a result?
Yep. I know too little about unions, sectorial shifts and how monopoly rents are distributed between capital and labour to tell which factor is more important but the typical progressive story about the decline of unionization being merely
caused by the rise of big business is clearly wrong.
Economic fundamentals always matter and caring about them doesn't imply that you cannot advocate the guillotine for the Koch brothers.