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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 11:03 AM 

Oregon prof dismisses pro-right-to-work studies as 'propaganda with footnotes'

Oregon economics Associate Professor Gordon Lafer dismissed studies from conservative groups backing right-to-work as “propaganda with footnotes,” arguing the change will not produce the economic benefit backers claim.

Lafer singled out studies like one from the Mackinac Center that suggested unemployment in right to work states is lower than in other states. He put up a slide with federal labor statistics that showed seven of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates have right-to-work, as do four of the five lowest.

He said it underscores that there are other factors driving the economic performance of those states and many of the studies from those backing right-to-work fail to account for them before spitting out studies that purport to show the benefits.

“There is no question that all of those pro-right-to-work studies would be thrown out by any court in the country as junk science,” said Lafer, an associate professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center.


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