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Rebooting the American Dream by Thom Hartmann

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CHAPTER 9Put Lou Dobbs out to Pasture

Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower

BACK IN THE LATE 1980S, WHEN I RAN AN ADVERTISING AGENCY in Atlanta, a multinational corporation approached us about producing its internal newsletter, a monthly eight-pager about the company’s goings-on in the United States, Mexico, and Japan. Not surprisingly, they wanted the newsletter produced in English, Spanish, and Japanese.

For our small agency trolling for clients, this corporation was a big fish—it could provide a good shot of cash for what was then a startup business with a half dozen employees—so I put a help-wanted ad in the local daily newspaper, the Atlanta ...

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