Bob Herbert is exactly correct: "The Treatment of [American] workers by American Corporations "has been...treacherous."
Herbert just fails to connect the last dots: that his employer, the Arthur Sulzberger, Jewish owned, very Neo-Con New York Times, is THE MAJOR, most influential MOUTHPIECE of CORPORATE America (and for the Jewish Wars) in all of America...
The Times, along with the equally "oh so established and proper" (and also Jewish owned, Meyer/Graham family) Washington Post, are MORE ENABLING of the CORPORATE LOOT, PLUNDER, & LARCENY agenda that is the Neo-Con Corporate + Big Finance ASSAULT on American working families, than all the Right-Wing megaphones and mouthpieces put together: Murdoch's empire of Fox 'news' lies, the Scaife papers, Jewish warmonger Bill Kristol's Weakley Standard... NO PAPERS in the world are MORE ENABLING of the Goddamn-Sachs, JPM, and Fed SABOTAGE "economic hit men" DESTRUCTION of America's economy, and of the relentless escalation of the Jewish wars, than the New York Times & Washington Post.
The proof of these assertions is simplicity itself: After the horrendous Post & Times made a CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS of Democrat President Bill Clinton having guests and donors, including Barbara Streisand, spend nights in the White House, the Times & Post helped Republicans whip up the so-called "LINCOLN BEDROOM 'scandal'."
But when, just a few short years later, President George H.W. Bush had a well known gay male prostitute Jeff Ganon, receiving REPEAT White House press passes - RENEWED DAILY, despite Ganon's use of an alias (real name Guckert), and despite having an UP AND RUNNING GAY MALE PROSTITUTE web site - the NY Times and Wash. Post helped that Republican White House sweep the scandal right out of existence, just as efficiently as Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Goebbels swept news of the death of millions of death-camp victims out of the newspapers of WWII German.
The Times and Post helped Republicans WHITEWASH STOLEN ELECTION 2000... they helped Bush, Rove, Cheney, Wolfowitz, and the PNAC Neo-Cons orchestrate the lies-to-war ILLEGAL INVASION of Iraq, and the Mukasey led Repblican WHITEWASH of 9-11 Derelictoin-of-Duty...
the Times and Post helped the Goddamn-Sachs, JPM, Greenspan Fed, and other Wall Street swindlers pass a dozen years of "DEREGULATION" invitation-to-financial-fraud legislative atrocities, and, today, the Times and Post are helping Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Goddamn-Sachs and JPM (et al) WHITEWASH BILLIONS upon BILLIONS upon BILLIONS of dollars of titanic "Bailouts," "subprime," and other financial frauds.
(Geithner, then President & CEO of the NY Federal Reserve branch bank, personally dished out $630 billion in taxpayer obligated Fed "funny money" fiat currency to his career sponsor GS & JPM banksters... http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a9MTZEgukPLY
in one week, alone... the same week that then Bush Treasury Secretary, and former Goddamn-Sachs Chairman Hank Paulson, was begging/extorting/bribing the more well known $700 billion "T.A.R.P." bailouts from clueless, cowering Nancy Pelosi's 110th Congress in September 2008! With the approval and complicity of the Arthur Sulzberger "lie to the public, and defraud American citizens at every opportunity" NY Times.)
A Sin and a Shame
Bob Herbert, NY Times Op-Ed Columnist
July 30, 2010
The treatment of workers by American corporations has been worse — far more treacherous — than most of the population realizes. There was no need for so many men and women to be forced out of their jobs in the downturn known as the great recession.
Many of those workers were cashiered for no reason other than outright greed by corporate managers. And that cruel, irresponsible, shortsighted policy has resulted in widespread human suffering and is doing great harm to the economy.“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Andrew Sum, an economics professor and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. “Not only did they throw all these people off the payrolls, they also cut back on the hours of the people who stayed on the job.”
As Professor Sum studied the data coming in from the recession, he realized that the carnage that occurred in the workplace was out of proportion to the economic hit that corporations were taking. While no one questions the severity of the downturn — the worst of the entire post-World War II period — the economic data show that workers to a great extent were shamefully exploited.