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Why the job creators hate progressive programs

Why the job creators hate progressive programs

by digby

The CEPR reports:

A series of earlier CEPR reports documented a substantial decline over the last three decades in the share of “good jobs” in the U.S. economy. This fall-off in job quality took place despite a large increase in the educational attainment and age of the workforce, as well as the productivity of the average U.S. worker. 
This report evaluates the likely impact of several policies that seek to address job quality, including universal health insurance, a universal retirement system (over and above Social Security), a large increase in college attainment, a large increase in unionization, and gender pay equity.

Guess what? Well,  it turns out that jobs in general have been getting worse over the past few decades, (although women have improved their lot while men have not, for obvious reasons.) The report does some modeling on what might make things better and I'm sure you won't be surprised to see what might help:


And not having these things?


It would appear that a whole lot government initiatives and progressive priorities would result in better jobs.

I'm going to guess we know why the "job creators" are so against it, don't we? This is the sort of thing that makes workers feel empowered. And we can't have that. The more desperate they are, the better.