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By Placing Profits Over Principles, The NBA Shows What It's Really Made Of

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last week, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in support of Hong Kong citizen protests against mainland China. These seemingly harmless seven words created a political firestorm within the world’s premier basketball league that shows that the NBA’s highly publicized and proud commitment to social justice, freedom, and equality is largely abandoned when such principles affect their bottom line.  

In the News

Fixing The Gig Economy Doesn’t Require Turning All Uber Drivers Into Employees

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Daily Caller
Monday, October 14, 2019

While new technologies have enabled new economic opportunities and labor arrangements, current laws largely treat employment as a binary between independent contractors and full-time employees. This limits employers who might otherwise want to offer some, but not all benefits; and unnecessarily restricts employees who need flexibility and the ability to set their own hours.

In the News

California Turns Off A Lot More Than Just The Lights With Forced Blackouts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Monday, October 14, 2019

Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: California Was Built By Giants And Is Occupied By 6-oz Hotel Shampoo Bottles

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Members of previous generations now seem like giants — When did we become so small?"

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue . . . Only To Flounder In California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 10, 2019

History shows that Christopher Columbus crossed an ocean and found dry land during this month in 1492, lost his flagship off the coast of Haiti just two months later, then died the following decade an exonerated man with his wealth restored (though the whereabouts of his remains is still contested).

Policy Seminar with Marco Di Maggio and Policy Seminar with Josh Rauh

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Marco Di Maggio, Ogunlesi Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, discussed “Second Chance: Life without Student Debt,” (with Ankit Kalda, and Vincent W. Yao).

Josh Rauh, senior fellow and Director of Research at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, discussed “Behavioral Responses to State Income Taxation of High Earners: Evidence from California,” (with Ryan J. Shyu).

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In the News

California Tax Hike Caused 'Significant' Out-Migration Of Top-Bracket Millionaire Residents, Study Shows

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Fox Business
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It’s not just federal tax changes that drive residents from high- to low-income tax states – turns out hiking statewide taxes on the wealthy drives them out in droves, too.

PoliticsFeatured

The Intriguing Economics Of College Athletes Licensing Their Images

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, which will allow California college athletes to sign commercial deals for the use of their identities and likenesses.  The law, which will also allow student athletes to hire agents to negotiate on their behalf, will take effect in 2023. This could be the law that upsets the NCAA’s long-standing cozy apple cart that has successfully funneled almost all collegiate athletic revenue to universities, and the economics of this law are fascinating.

PoliticsFeatured

The Difference Between Impeachment Then And Now: A California Congressman Who Didn’t Rush To Judgment

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

If presidential impeachment drama is in the cards for Congress this fall, what’s California’s role?

Obviously, the conversation begins with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It’s her responsibility to, in effect, decide which rabbit hole for Democrats to descend—whether it’s politically sager to file a single article of impeachment based strictly upon the president’s dealings with Ukraine, or to broaden the charges to include other Democratic hobbyhorses (emoluments, Stormy Daniels, etc.).

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: CA Homelessness Problem Reaches 'A New High'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox Business
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's decision to declare a crisis over their homelessness epidemic.

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