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06/30/2017 - Midnight Reads – Businesses Rejoice: It’s A New NLRB Now

Businesses Rejoice: It’s A New NLRB Now

– Capital Research Center 

America’s employers may have cause to celebrate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the first time in a decade — a huge potential victory for American businesses, which have not enjoyed a pro-employer NLRB since 2007. New appointments Kaplan and Emanuel are expected to reconsider critical workplace issues, including the “joint employer” standard set up by the previous administration, collective bargaining rights, National Labor Relations Act expansion, and various Obama-era regulations that have stymied jobs growth and hampered commercial productivity.

 

Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs

– The New York Times 

At an exclusive gathering at a golf resort near Lisbon, the big minds of monetary policy are seriously discussing the risk that artificial intelligence could eliminate jobs on a scale that would dwarf previous waves of technological change.

 

Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income

– Futurism

This month has shown that Hawaii may be the U.S.’s most progressive state. Earlier in June, it became the first state to formally accept the provisions of the Paris Climate Accord, and now, the state congress has passed a bill that puts Hawaii on the path to universal basic income.

 

How We Became Bitter Political Enemies

– The New York Times 

In 1960, just 5 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats said they would be unhappy if a son or daughter married someone from the other party. By 2010, that share had jumped to half of Republicans and a third of Democrats. The New York Times looms at “How We Became Bitter Political Enemies.”