“Radical Middle Newsletter” supports dignity at work agenda

“Human Dignity and American Employment Law,” my article in the University of Richmond Law Review (link here) that sets out a “dignitarian” agenda for the future of employment law in the U.S., has been named among “12 of our most original and provocative and necessary visions” for law and public policy by Radical Middle Newsletter (link here), a popular online periodical authored by political writer and attorney Mark Satin.

Satin observes that “if you want real corporate change — especially change that benefits workers (and change that’s not subject to management fads) — then you need better laws,” adding that the law review article translates a dignity-based philosophy “into a practical political agenda for labor.”

“Human Dignity and American Employment Law” draws from legal history, human rights law, and emerging concepts in psychology in concluding that an inclusive labor movement, legal protections against unfair dismissal for all employees, and workplace bullying laws are among the major pieces of a needed dignitarian agenda for the workplace.

Satin’s  “State of our vision 2009” (link here) highlights “12 compelling visions that have been published over the last year by the current generation of post-partisan (aka transpartisan, aka radical centrist, aka post-socialist, aka transformational, nee New Age?) thinkers and activists.”  This extended article marks the planned final issue of his 10-year-old newsletter emphasizing “radical middle” approaches to law and policy reform.  Fortunately, he will be maintaining his wonderfully thoughtful, provocative, and content-rich website as he considers further writing projects.

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For the section of Satin’s article referencing my work, go here.

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