You should read the article she wrote her letter about
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Submitted by Andrew Terhune (United States), Aug 25, 2012 10:57
I never ceast to be amazed at what gets published in academe. This is the conclusion of the article that Karen Bernstein is commenting about:
There are steps we can take to restore fair play in the job sector. Urge the media to highlight the real facts about midlife.
Raise the minimum wage to help midlife and older workers — those who wind up as Walmart greeters — as well as younger ones. Fully fund the EEOC so it can do its job protecting us from midlife discrimination. Reject privatizations such as charter schools in order to grow public-sector unions, often the best option for women and African-American men. Facilitate unionizing through the Employee Free Choice Act and insist that employers sign bargaining contracts.
Better yet: Do what it takes to produce jobs specifically for midlife people by funding infrastructure positions on the state level in education, job training and scientific research. Issue an executive order that government contracts may go to companies only if they retain and promote midlife workers. These would be reinvestments in America worth voting for.
Is there anything in these recommendations that is different from the usual left-wing orthodoxy?
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