Econonmics articles

Curbing the marijuana industry’s voracious energy appetite

Curbing the marijuana industry’s voracious energy appetite

By Gina Warren, University of Houston. As voters go to the polls this November, at least four states will consider ballot questions on marijuana legalization. Pending proposals in Nevada, Maine and California would authorize recreational marijuana use, while Floridians will vote on whether to allow medical marijuana use. Legalization of marijuana in the United States

Labor 2.0: why we shouldn’t fear the ‘sharing economy’ and the reinvention of work

Bernhard Resch, University of St.Gallen Uber suffered a legal blow this week when a California judge granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming the car-hailing service treats its drivers like employees, without providing the necessary benefits. Up to 160,000 Uber chauffeurs are now eligible to join the case of three drivers demanding the company