Uber, criminal background checks, streetcars, and transportation safety. Does education pass the “smell test?”

May 7, 2015

This week's podcast looks at intersection of the ridesharing service Uber, criminal background checks, streetcars, and transportation safety. And, yes, they are all related.

Then we turn to education and economic development and whether education passes a controversial "smell test."

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Millennials, affordable housing, and taxing star scientists

April 30, 2015

What are Millennials and what do they want?

Econ Minute answers that with a presentation from the PSU Center for Real Estate Annual Conference. Get inside the minds of the mysterious Millennials and learn how they and their parents will change the world.

Next, we spend a few minutes on affordable housing and look at how it's a problem worsened by policy.

We end with a look at income taxes and the role they play in attracting scientists to a state ... or driving them out.

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Gridlock, Painkiller Abuse, Jobs, and Free Speech

April 30, 2015

Podcast: Gridlock, Painkiller Abuse, Jobs, and Free Speech. For more, visit EconMinute.com.

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Minimum Wage, Short People, Tall People, and Dinosaur Science

April 30, 2015

Minimum Wage, Short People, Tall People, and Dinosaur Science. For more, visit EconMinute.com.

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First Podcast – Subsidies, Smokes, And Solar

April 30, 2015

First Podcast: Subsidies, Smokes, and a Solar Scandal. For more, visit EconMinute.com.

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