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Power to the Workers? What Historical Trends Suggest About Newfound Employee Influence | GZERO World

Power to the workers? What historical trends suggest about newfound employee influence

During the initial stages of COVID, Americans responded to shortages of basic items by making them domestically.

That's a blip that'll likely end once the economy (really) goes back to normal, says economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee.

"Why," he asks Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, "do we have a giant warehouse full of socks that we made here that we could buy on the open market for one third the price, and we could just have shipped here when we need them?"

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Why companies are losing the culture wars

Why companies are losing the culture wars

Over the last decade, we’ve gotten used to seeing some of the world’s largest companies weighing in on hot-button social and political issues.

Following George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, large numbers of big multinationals expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Nike drew ire from conservatives who demanded Colin Kaepernick be blacklisted over his protest of racial injustice. Last April, Republicans vowed retribution against Major League Baseball over its decision to move its All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver in protest of Georgia’s restrictive new voting law. And in the summer, Heineken sparked a boycott when it came out in favor of the highly controversial *checks notes* Covid vaccines.

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