Harold Meyerson

For Harold Meyerson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 30, 2012

U.S. presidential election needs another Teddy

What America feared above all was the growing concentration of wealth and political power. A Republican alliance with big business had flooded election campaigns with torrents of money, and it threatened to reduce — if not eliminate — whatever influence ordinary Americans had with ...

Jul 10, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's view of equality under siege

A week after the 236th anniversary of the birth of the United States — which was squalling to the world in its very first utterance that all men were created equal and endowed with unalienable rights — the essence of our politics is still ...

Jun 23, 2012

U.S. middle-class fortunes fade as unions decline

Are American unions history? In the wake of labor’s recently defeated effort to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, both pro- and anti-union pundits have opined that unions are in an all-but-irreversible decline. Privately, a number of my friends and acquaintances in the labor ...