3Qs: Politics cloud Wisconsin labor fight

Ongoing demon­stra­tions against Wis­consin Gov. Scott Walker’s pro­posal that would strip the state’s public employee unions of nearly all their col­lec­tive bar­gaining power have rocked that state’s capitol. North­eastern eco­nomics pro­fessor Osborne Jackson, whose research focuses on labor eco­nomics and public finance, explores this polit­i­cally charged issue.