An interesting proposal has been made that, if adopted, could substantially raise the cost of female labor, and it comes from perhaps a surprising source.
The Nationl Law Journal reports that the Iowa Supreme Court is considering whether to extend the “diploma privilege” to graduates of the University of Iowa College of Law and Drake University Law School, allowing them to enter the profession without passing the state’s bar examination.
Why would the Iowa Supreme Court want to do this? Why would the Iowa Bar Association, the guild in question, support the idea?
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, or "Metro" to locals) has opened the first 0.8 mile segment of its planned 5-mile "premium transit service" between the Braddock Road Metro station in Alexandria and the Crystal City Metro station in Arlington.
What are the economics of this new service?
On July 20, 2012, James Holmes killed 12 persons and wounded many others during a showing of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises at the Century Aurora 16 theater complex in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes is on trial for murder and has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. Meanwhile, some of Holmes' victims have sued the owners of the theater for money damages. On August 15, 2014, US District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson denied defendants' motion for summary judgment.
What are the economic implications of holding movie theater owners financially liable?
Reports of Palestinian civilian casualties during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge are known to lack objectivity because they are provided by Palestinian sources, which have incentives to exaggerate total numbers and misclassify combatants as civilians. Reports from the BBC and New York Times utilize simple statistical methods to show that misclassification is almost certain to be endemic, rendering these reports both meaningless and deceptive.