I recently heard on the news that according to published reports Texas is still the number one (as in the best) state in the country for companies to locate to in order to start a new business. Now, we can debate the reasons for this all day, but the fact remains that the numbers show that this is the truth.
So, my question to you is this: How is it that if Unions are so terribly important to a state and its economy (as we are told) that a non-Union, Right to Work state is at the top of the “success” list?
I’ll be the first to tell you that like most other “programs,” the Union was at one time a good thing. That we have no sweat shops filled with children is largely due to that long-ago fighting Union, and I think all of us are happy that the U.S. has moved beyond many of those types of problems.
What we have not moved beyond is the power of the Union, that well-oiled political machine that wields more power than the average Joe in a Right to Work state would ever dream.
I suppose my question today has to do with whether it is smart for any entity to have so much power over American citizens. Could it be that we have really grown beyond the need for the Union in this country? Texas seems to think so.
Since I first posted, Sam Vineyard sent me the following read. You might enjoy it.