How to Make the TSA Even Worse

by Jeffrey Tucker, Mises Economics Blog
Feb. 06, 2011

The employees of the TSA can now be unionized. Public sector unions are a remarkable survivor of day’s of old, which is interesting since the theory of unions is that workers need organized protection against private capital. It happens, however, that unions are most successfully organized from among those living off the taxpayer, and least successful among those workforces that are subject to market discipline. In 2009, the number of union members in the public sector outnumbered those in the private sector for the first time.

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