Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Employee Unions (MP3 CD)

Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Employee Unions By Philip K. Howard, Eric Jason Martin (Read by), Mitch Daniels (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Philip K. Howard, Eric Jason Martin (Read by), Mitch Daniels (Contribution by)
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"Elected leaders come and go, but public unions just say no." Hiding in plain sight is a fatal defect of modern democracy. Public employee unions have a death grip on the operating machinery of government. Schools can't work, bad cops can't be fired, and politicians sell their souls for union support. With this searing five-point indictment, Philip K. Howard argues that union controls have disempowered elected executives and should be unconstitutional. Elected officials answer to public employees. Basic tools of good government have been eliminated. There's no accountability, detailed union entitlements make government largely unmanageable and unaffordable, and public policies are driven by what is good for public employees, not what is good for the public. Public unions keep it that way by brute political force--harnessing the huge cohort of public employees into a political force dedicated to preventing the reform of government. The solution, Howard argues, is not political but constitutional. America's republican form of government requires an executive branch that is empowered to implement public policies, not one shackled to union controls. Public employees have a fiduciary duty to serve the public and should not be allowed to organize politically to harm the public.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212438148
Publisher: Ascent Audio
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Language: English