Corporate raiders now control the Twinkies brand. You may remember almost a year ago that Hostess Brands wanted to eviscerate wages and benefits for the thousands of workers.Typical story: the company shut the place down and it reopened with non-union workers at lower wages, all courtesy of private equity pirates. But the union hasn’t gone away.
The pastry of my childhood might still survive. That’s good for the workers — if not for general good health.
Cheap. Low prices. Bargains. It’s the American way of recent decades–a promise we’ve been given by everyone from politicians to corporate marketing campaigns. And most people find it hard to see the devastating cost to us as a society. But, sometimes things happen at once that can give a very clear picture, if you look. For your consideration.