Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into a law a bill that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. I wrote here at the time expressing my concerns about the effectiveness of the policy as a poverty-fighting measure. But despite the considerable skepticism of many economists, minimum wage laws are still seen by many […]
I originally intended to have at least 2 more posts on grand juries, but decided against. They were both going to be “its unbelievable how easy it is to get an indictment” pieces–so unlikely to be very fresh. Given that, I thought I would jump right to some suggestions for improving grand juries. I should […]
Here are two fictionalized cases where the arrested individuals were fortunately not indicted.
Case 1. A young male stormed out of a court room after the judge indicated he should leave. In storming out, he banged the door against the wall and the door knob put a hole in the wall. He was arrested […]
Peter Jaworski has done an absolutely wonderful job in drafting an open letter showing just why it is NOT unethical to pay bone marrow donors. I’ve signed this, and so has Matt Zwolinski, Jason Brennan, Alexei Marcoux,Chris MacDonald, Kevin Vallier,
Take a moment to imagine the following 2 scenarios.
Scenario 1. Company A produced the ExcellaFone smartphone which was widely loved and had no problems. It was widely regarded as having the best reception and best sound of any phone on the market. It was marketed and labeled by company C. Company A […]
Note that McLellan hasn’t changed his material to suit Muslim audiences. He didn’t borrow or “appropriate” Muslim comedic material. It just turns out that certain Muslim groups happen to like his comedy.
After this article ran, a […]