Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

Thomas Geoghegan


Is labor’s day over or is exertions the sole solution for our time? nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award finalist and exertions attorney Thomas Geoghegan argues that while prepared exertions appears to be like crumbling, a revived—but different—labor flow is the single approach to stabilize the economic climate and keep the center class.

The inequality reshaping the rustic is going past funds and source of revenue: the areas we paintings have ever extra inflexible hierarchies. A “perceptive, proficient, and witty utopian philosopher” (Michael Kazin, Bookforum), Geoghegan makes his argument for hard work with tales, occasionally funny yet extra frequently chilling, in regards to the difficulties operating humans like his personal clients—from cabdrivers to schoolteachers—face, more and more powerless in our union-free economic system. He explains why a brand new type of hard work stream (and not only extra better schooling) is the true software the Democrats should still push.

Written “in the disarming form of a self-deprecating legal professional in a beleaguered box” (Kim Phillips-Fein, The Atlantic), Only something Can retailer Us is classic Geoghegan, bearing extraordinary insights into the true dynamics—and human experience—of operating in the US today.

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