Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.
Using the process of elimination, the culprit seems clear.
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Jobs data casts doubt on the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely setting women back.
Destroying the ability of freelancers to make a living is union protectionism, not economic opportunity.
Californians Rejected a Harsh Law That Destroyed Freelance Jobs. Congress Is Trying To Make It Federal Law.
The PRO Act would demolish the gig economy for the benefit of labor unions and would undermine right-to-work laws.
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Able to do our jobs from where we please, life for many of us will reflect a bit more of what we want rather than what we have to do to get by.
Deutsche Bank has proposed a 5 percent income tax on people working from home, the revenue from which could be spent supplementing the lost wages of service workers.
Occupational licensing rules are more often arbitrary bureaucratic hurdles than they are protections for health or safety.
We can increasingly live where we please while working jobs of our choice. What we do with that bonanza is up to us.
Rideshare drivers and delivery people are still going to have to beg voters to let them work.
Lawmakers and courts are trying to force them to put drivers on their payrolls. They're threatening to take a freeway out of the state entirely.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
SCOTUS rules 7-2 in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru.
Will changes to how many of us work outlast the pandemic?
That has interesting implications for where people will base themselves in the future.
Pandemic patients get better care when medical professionals are free to work where they're needed. The same will undoubtedly be true of regular patients after COVID-19 has left our lives.
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Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
E-Verify makes life harder on immigrants who want to work, but it doesn't make things better for anyone—-even those who want to see those immigrants leave.
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
The East African khat trade is thriving, even as global prohibition creeps in around the edges.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
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Critics warn the state is threatening the flexible work arrangements preferred by many workers.
A report from the city's Department of Planning finds that housing construction has not kept pace with job growth.
This year, Mississippi and North Carolina both ditched a vague "good moral character" clause that kept occupational licensing out of reach for people with criminal records.
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Licensing reform efforts cross partisan barriers. Unfortunately, so do efforts to cripple opportunity and prosperity.
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If the past is any sort of guide to what comes next, his fears about a jobless economy (and his policy prescriptions to fix it) are completely misplaced.
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Does current precedent forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex-based stereotypes apply here?
But don't believe the dire diagnosis. New research shows a mixed bag of pay patterns for women-and men-over the past 50 years.
A state supreme court ruling jeopardizes the very idea of independent contractors in several trades.