Category Archives: Economics

Occupational licensing is replacing labor unions and exacerbating inequality – Vox

https://www.vox.com/2014/4/18/5627630/occupational-licensing-is-replacing-labor-unions-and-exacerbating

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NPR Planet Money Episode 788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/11/542893444/episode-778-robert-and-kenny-go-to-the-fair

In an era where hyper-rational online shopping dominates commerce, state fairs can seem quaint. Still, some products can only mesmerize you when you see them, hold them, and develop a relationship with them. You can’t do that on a website, and the pitchmen and pitchwomen of America know that. They stake their careers on it.