Jun 27, 2018

Having our day in court

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Seems like every story in the news this week begins and ends at the Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement today, of course, but we're focusing on the ruling that public-sector labor unions can no longer collect fees from…

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How Ireland rebounded after Europe's debt crisis

Jun 27, 2018
Austerity, grit and flexibility helped get the country's economy back on an even keel.
An illustration shows a two euro coin taken in Dublin in 2013.
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As Brexit looms, Dublin vies for financial crown

Jun 27, 2018
The Irish capital is hoping to draw in firms fleeing post-Brexit London.
The Irish tricolour flies over the General Post Office in Dublin.
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States may need to rewrite contracts and laws in the wake of Supreme Court’s Janus ruling

Jun 27, 2018
How might states be affected by overturning the established precedent allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from nonunion members? In places where the so-called agency fees have been allowed, state officials will have to rewrite the law and revise contracts…

Greater scrutiny of Chinese investment still likely

Jun 27, 2018
The Trump administration announced it is not imposing additional investment restrictions on China for now. Instead, the White House endorsed a plan working through Congress to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. It’s an interagency committee,…

Seems like every story in the news this week begins and ends at the Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement today, of course, but we’re focusing on the ruling that public-sector labor unions can no longer collect fees from nonmembers. So if you are not a union member, what does this mean for you? And because of this ruling, more than 20 states will have to change their labor laws. We talk about how these states will move forward. Plus, New York City has never been more safe, clean, healthy … or rich. So how has mega-wealth changed the city and its potential?

Music from the episode

The Music Scene Blockhead
Chun-Li Nicki Minaj
Keep It Real 2015 (feat. Miilkbone) Ren Thomas, Skrewtape, Miilkbone
Better Days Cody Ash
Chief Rocka Lords Of The Underground
Agrimony MF DOOM