Define the term “service economy.” In about a paragraph, carefully describe America’s service economy and discuss one of the consequences that the recent shift to a service economy has had on American workers. In another paragraph or so, try to summarize the historical role of labor organizing (unionizing) in capitalist economies. What have been union goals, and have they accomplished these goals? Provide evidence from the text or peer-reviewed sources to support your argument.
Your initial/main post should be posted by Thursday. You should include at least two substantive posts to classmates by Sunday.
Respond to two or more of your classmates’ postings in any of the following ways:
- Build on something a classmate said
- Explain why and how you see things differently
- Ask a probing or clarifying question
- Share an insight from having read a classmate’s posting
- Offer and support an opinion
- Expand on a classmate’s posting
Refer to the discussion grading rubric for more information on expectations of class discussions.