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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

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Coaxing Star Producers to Be Leaders

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A laborer builds components of wind turbines at a wind power equipment factory. | Reuters/China Daily
June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.