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When I saw that article title, my first question was about methodology.  In looking at the article, the methodology is threefold:

(1) Wage Policies

(2) Equal Protection Policies

(3) Right-to-Organize Policies

As it is late, and I have worked a 13-hour day, I won’t write a thesis on it.  However, using those metrics, any state with conservative principles is going to score lower and any state with liberal principles is going to score higher.  And the correlation is obvious.

I don’t believe this study measures what it’s intended to measure.

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On 9/4/2018 at 10:29 PM, UVAObserver said:

When I saw that article title, my first question was about methodology.  In looking at the article, the methodology is threefold:

(1) Wage Policies

(2) Equal Protection Policies

(3) Right-to-Organize Policies

As it is late, and I have worked a 13-hour day, I won’t write a thesis on it.  However, using those metrics, any state with conservative principles is going to score lower and any state with liberal principles is going to score higher.  And the correlation is obvious.

I don’t believe this study measures what it’s intended to measure.

After reading the study again, it definitely seemed like it had a pro-union slant toward it. I probably should have went with a study that didn't have nearly as much of a slant (either way).

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