Larry Summers has become one of organized labor’s biggest advocates


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Two years after unions and progressive groups helped torpedo his chances at becoming the most important person in the world economy — chairman of the Federal Reserve — former Treasury secretary Larry Summers has become one of organized labor’s loudest and least likely proponents.

The latest indication: remarks at a think tank event on a new report that ties union density with economic mobility, in which Summers tied a direct line from the health of organized labor to the fortunes of the middle class."If there’s one thing that characterizes our politics now, it is a sense amongst almost everyone […]