Charles W. Baird

charles.baird@csueastbay.edu

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Clichés of Progressivism

#10 – “I Have a Right!”

JUNE 20, 2014 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Genuine rights are prior to government; they are part of your nature as an individual human.

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Outrage in Illinois

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Labor law frequently impinges on First Amendment rights. A new case might force the Supreme Court to finally take a long look at this issue.

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Employer Neutrality Agreements in Court

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The Supreme Court is hearing another case on a common union practice that violates employees' and employers' freedom of association.

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Rex Obama and SCOTUS’ Labor Pains

Will the U.S.’s highest court rein in the Obama Administration and the NLRB?

AUGUST 26, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

President Obama likes to make up the rules--even Congress'--as he goes along, especially if it means helping out union cronies. It's now up to the Supreme Court to stop him.

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Milton Friedman, Right to Work, and Free Riders

APRIL 09, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Right-to-work opponents like to argue that Milton Friedman opposed those laws. He did, but only because he opposed monopoly bargaining power. Until the NLRA is repealed, however, right-to-work at least offers some relief from the effects of monopoly bargaining.

CURRENT ISSUE

September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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