Posts Tagged ‘Walter Block’
Rep. Ledricka Thierry (D – St. Landry) wants to impose fines on any person who performs plumbing without a license, thus increasing the regulatory burden on Louisiana’s workers.
Rep. Norton has reintroduced the Equal Pay for Women Act, which would give the state power to correct and eliminate discriminatory wage practices based on sex for “comparable” work. However, various academics claim that the the male-female wage gap has little to do with discrimination, and more so with job preferences.
Tulane University Peace Action Committee (TUPAC) hosted a panel, “Sodexo Workers Speak Out,” that offered a worker’s inside-view which questioned Sodexo’s standards and practices.
An international comparative study that measures the protection of physical and intellectual property rights ranked the U.S. 18th overall, down from 16th in 2010 and 14th in 2007. The U.S. physical property rights rank fell to 25th, behind countries such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.
Shell Oil Company’s latest research “Signals and Signposts” affirms peak oil theory: that we have reached maximum worldwide petroleum extraction. The report’s authors recommend swift utilization of alternative energy sources.