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Disrupted drivers

New York | A controversial new law in New York caps the number of Uber drivers
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/14/18, 05:04 pm

A New York moment: 

The other night I had a late dinner with friends, and the subway was down due to construction (as it often is these days), so I took a Lyft ride back to my apartment. As I talked with the driver, a father and husband whose family lives in a one-bedroom apartment in New Jersey, he urged me to be in touch with the New York City Council to oppose proposed regulations on Lyft. 

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Think creatively

Economy | Maybe we’re asking for the wrong good things
by Joel Belz
Posted 10/12/17, 02:45 pm

Ask the 535 members of the U.S. Congress to list the first three attributes of God that come to their minds, and I’ll guarantee you one that they’ll almost certainly leave off: His creativity.

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Federal judge strikes down Obama overtime rule

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/01/17, 11:13 am

A federal judge in Texas has nullified a U.S. Department of Labor rule that would have granted automatic overtime pay to an additional 4 million U.S. workers, a key regulatory priority for former President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant ruled Thursday the Labor Department exceeded its authority to automatically grant time-and-a-half pay for salaried workers earning less than $47,476 per year. Mazzant said the rule wrongly focused too heavily on hours worked instead of job duties. The Obama administration hailed the rule as a way to boost wage stagnation.

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