By John Michaels The Trump administration is aggressively pushing an unconstitutional ban on all flavored vape products after reports that over 1,000 people have become ill and roughly two-dozen people have died, supposedly from “vaping.” Vaping has been called an “epidemic” even though vaping has been around for over 10 years with no prior reports of anything like this … [Read more...] about Proposed Federal Vaping Ban Is Bigger Than Vaping
By Paul Boyce The physician shortage is real, present, and only set to worsen. A recent analysis by the of American Medical Association Colleges projected a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032. This is firstly impacted by an aging population. As the baby boomers come into retirement, demand will increase rapidly. To make matters worse, roughly 33 percent of … [Read more...] about How Government Regulations Mean Fewer Doctors
By Michael Munger The difference between contractors and employees is important. A “contractor,” from the Latin verb to draw together different things, is someone who brings their own tools and skills, and does a (relatively) brief stint of work in a defined task. An “employee,” from the Latin verb to be entangled, associated, or connected, is someone who predictably works … [Read more...] about You Can’t Create Jobs by Outlawing Work
By Brittany Hunter California may have just passed a death sentence on the gig economy. Late Tuesday night, as many California residents slept in their beds, the state legislature passed a bill that is expected to impact hundreds of thousands of independent contractors across the state. For months now, the state assembly has been debating controversial legislation … [Read more...] about Did California Just Kill the Gig Economy?
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The latest survey of small business contains a surprise. Or maybe it is not a surprise if you are or know a small business owner. Over the last six years, the concerns of taxes and regulations are being eclipsed by a new number-one concern: the lack of quality in the workforce. Now, what does quality in staffing mean? It could mean skills. In the … [Read more...] about What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?