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Sr. Fellow Bill Evers talks about why Californias law, AB5 should be suspended. He initiated an Open Letter to the Governor of California and the states legislature, signed by over 150 scholars, economists, and political scientists urging suspension of the law which is prohibiting freelance or gig workers to continue working as independent contractors and not as employees.
Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on the John Phillips show to talk about the Independent Institute's Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature to suspend AB5, the law which inhibits the freedom of "gig" workers by forcing employers to make all workers employees rather than contractors.
Graham H. Walker interviews Senior Fellow Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook on how the coronavirus shutdown is affecting the right to keep and bear arms at the federal, state, and local levels.
Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker interviews Senior Fellow Dr. Richard K. Vedder. Dr. Vedder discusses how COVID-19 is affecting colleges and universities.
Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker interviews Dr. R. David Ranson (author of Why a Pandemic Is Not a Recession.) who argues that the most likely cause of a recession, if we are to have one in conjunction with an epidemic, is compulsive government efforts to slow the spread of a disease by extending interference in economic life to the point where it becomes counterproductive, undermining peoples livelihoods as well as ultimately their health.
In this video with thinkspot.com, Graham H. Walker (Executive Director) and Mary L. G. Theroux (Senior Vice President) at the Independent Institute examine the ominous impact of government-mandated shutdowns, multi-trillion dollar stimulus and welfare spending, and massive unemployment and business failures and skyrocketing federal debt.
California's AB5, the law intended to help "gig" workers by mandating they become employees of the companies for which they work, has had unintended consequences. Contracted workers such as nurses, musicians, writers, drivers, have been left with fewer jobs because it's too expensive to hire them as full time workers. Sr. Fellow Bill Evers initiated an Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California legislature to suspend AB5 to allow these workers the freedom they desire in their choice of employment.
An Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California state legislature to suspend CA AB5, was signed by over 150 scholars, economists, and political scientists. The law, AB5, was passed in 2019 and makes independent contractors or "gig" workers to be absorbed into the companies they work for. The companies cannot bear the costs of hiring workers, so these contractors are suffering. It's another law which has unintended consequences. Workers and companies are both impaired by the law, which should be suspended especially during the pandemic. Workers such as nurses, delivery drivers, musicians, and writers and other contractors have been particularly affected. Evers also talks about the readiness of educators to teach via distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.