Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Steven Greenhouse

Mr. Greenhouse, Labor and Workplace Correspondent for the New York Times, observes that, over the past decade, workers’ wages have been stagnant,income inequality has increased, and domestic manufacturing jobs have vanished. Mr. Greenhouse examines the causes of these trends, and the effects that they have had on working families. And he offers insights into a journalist’s obligation to fully report the statements of conflicting factions (notwithstanding the perceivedvalidity or veracity of those statements) and to trust that informed readers will draw the correct conclusions.