A Flexible Worker Agenda
American workers increasingly value flexibility and control over where and when they work, and are willing to leave jobs they consider too rigid. But the national political conversation around labor policy remains stuck in the past. The left tries to fit the square peg of 20th-century labor policies into the round hole of a 21st-century economy, and the right can't decide if it should side with workers or employers. The fact is that no such choice is necessary: By embracing a flexible worker agenda, conservatives can empower individual workers and entrepreneurial businesses without having to abandon their traditional deregulatory, pro-growth instincts.