Archive | November 4, 2011

Mistakenly United

Okay, this is embarrassing.

There used to be an organisation with the name “Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State.”

Later on they switched to the more diplomatic “Americans United for Separation of Church and State.”

And in more recent years they’ve informally shortened it to “Americans United.”

And until today I had them mixed up with “Citizens United.” (Or, more precisely, I had “Citizens United” mixed up with them.)


We Have Ways of Making You Cooperative

This story (CHT Tom Knapp) is a bit old, but I found this passage inteesting:

A 1993 survey of 188 companies conducted by the Washington State Office of Trade and Economic Development found that employee-owned firms grew no faster than conventional companies unless they gave workers a voice in management. Likewise, broader sharing of information and authority with workers didn’t boost growth unless that was combined with ownership. But firms that put the three together grew about 12% faster than their competitors.

Does anyone know if there’ve been follow-up studies?

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