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Legislators vs. Wal-Mart

EconTalk Episode with Richard Epstein
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Russ Roberts and Richard Epstein discuss the attempts to use legislation to handicap Wal-Mart. They also discuss the evolution of the union movement and the constitutionality of various legislative attacks on Wal-Mart.

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  • Federal Judge Overturns Wal-Mart Law The decision to strike down Maryland legislation invoking ERISA. CBS News.
  • Council defies Daley, OKs 'living wage' The Chicago vote, Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Labor Unions. Morgan O. Reynolds, in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
  • The Economics of Organ Donations. Previous EconTalk podcast with Richard Epstein.
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    rjmahoney writes:

    wonderful discussion with epstein on wal-mart--my first exposure to this site--I'll return
    One of the reasons I liked being in the high tech value added business was that the cost of labor as a % of selling price was low and we could get on with matters other than battling unions all the time: finding great people to do great things and spending time fighting the competition not our people

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