David Webber


On his book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

Cover Interview of June 03, 2018


Everyone is trying to come up with ideas on how to reinvent labor in the twenty-first century. I hope my book will make the use of working-class shareholder power a core part of that discussion. I hope union leaders will invest in it. I hope progressives will rally to protect and defend the pensions that enable this power. I hope that policymakers will think carefully about how to nourish the deployment of capital by workers for workers. I hope that students might consider this work for a career. I also hope it will influence academics and others to think carefully and strategically about how to reshape markets from within.