Appeared in: Volume 10, Number 4
Published on: February 2, 2015
Policy Shop
The New Spoils System

Neither democratic theory nor common sense can justify the institution of a public sector union.

Daniel DiSalvo is assistant professor of political science in the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York-CUNY and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. This essay is derived from his new book, Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences (Oxford University Press).

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