WSJ: A Lawsuit to Break the Gig Economy

September 21, 2015


Attorney A.J. Kritikos describes how 80-year old laws threaten to throttle development of independent contracting, by forcing Uber to submit to taxi-like legislation.


BBJ: Mass Unemployment Rate Still Below the National Average

September 17, 2015


More importantly, the Massachusetts workforce participation rate declined again in August, as it has for more than a year.  People are getting out and staying out.


A shrinking labor force hides high unemployment rates.

WSJ: Minimum Wage Increases in 3 West Coast Cities Have Cost 1000s of Jobs

September 8, 2015


Three new economic studies measure the thousands of entry-level jobs lost in the restaurant and hotel industries in LA, SF, and Seattle. How can Massachusetts grow jobs if state law shrinks them?

WSJ: Ruling Clears Way for Unions

August 27, 2015


The National Labor Relations Board decided to hold one corporation responsible for employment practices at a separate corporation—a destructive change imposed instantly on the entire economy.

Globe: State Supremes Back Away from Classification Spat in Real Estate

June 3, 2015


The State's SJC decided not to resolve conflicting clauses in state law—a hot topic on Beacon Hill.

Globe: Affluent Teens Twice as Likely to Find Seasonal Work

May 28, 2015


The Globe reports that teens' summer employment rates vary by household income.

Globe: Party Leaders Grapple with Strategy to Retain Dominance

May 14, 2015


The Globe reports in depth how one Massachusetts state party is dealing with changes in the other state party.