Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Ray Marshall

A review of the history of the economics shaping the income and working conditions of employees, the recently increasing polarization of income in the United States, and recommendation that the country adopt a sustainable high value added (SHVA) economic strategy. The author observes that the most important impediment to that end is the non-participation of workers in decision-making at work or in the larger society. The author recommends a modernization of the labor statutes.