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Three Cheers For Two Lawmakers Fighting Today To Save Millions Of Entrepreneurs

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

State Assembly members Kevin Kiley and Melissa Menendez are the first California lawmakers to try to do something about California’s awful new law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). This new law may eliminate more than one million independent contractors in the state. Representatives Kiley and Menendez will be cosponsoring an amendment to the state’s constitution that would overturn AB 5 and are organizing a protest of AB 5 at the state capital today.

Analysis and Commentary

Daniel Klein On Honest Income

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 27, 2020

Economist and author Daniel Klein of George Mason University talks about the ethics of working and the potential for our working lives to make the world a better place. This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussion of Adam Smith, what jobs we should work on, what charities we should donate to, how we can make ourselves more virtuous, the movies Se7en and Sabrina, and ultimately what Adam Smith calls "the becoming use of our own."

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The Libertarian: AB 5 And The End Of Freelancers?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, January 24, 2020

California strikes a blow against independent contractors.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy interview with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Staiger, Barry Eichengreenvia Economics, Applied
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Steven Davis and Kevin Murphy discuss trade, national security, and prosperity with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Staiger, and Barry Eichengreen. 

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Trailer: Economics, Applied

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Steven Davis here. Kevin Murphy and I are launching a new podcast called “Economics, Applied.”

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Welcome To California’s “4-H Club” Of Policy Concerns

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 16, 2020

For all the storm and fury emanating from the national’s capital, national politics at the beginning of 2020 boils down to three words, all beginning with the letter “i”: impeachment, Iran, and incumbency.

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The Gig Is Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

There’s no other way to say this: California has destroyed the gig economy.

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Take This Job and Relocate It

by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh finds that even slight tax increases prompt companies to move out, seeking greener pastures in other states.

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Area 45: Victor Davis Hanson: Holding The Trump Card

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Is President Trump on a path to reelection this fall?

In the News

Raghuram Rajan On Jobs: Growth Rate Not Sufficient To Generate Employment; Here’s What Modi Must Do

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express
Monday, January 13, 2020

The present rate of growth is not sufficient to generate enough jobs for the young labour force and brisk reforms are needed to boost the slowing economy, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said.


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