Reprinted with permission from Creators.
As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage.
Labor has since fallen off. Behold the spectacle at Toys R Us.
About a year ago, the company filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its private-equity owners closed 800 stores and laid off 33,000 employees — skipping out on $75 million in severance pay.
Toys R Us had its challenges, but it wasn’t a dying business.…