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www.thebignewsletter.com Antitrust Enforcers to Break Up Ticketmaster and End the "Ticketmaster Tax"

The "People's Lawyer" Jonathan Kanter wants to make concerts and live events more affordable, and today the Department of Justice filed suit to make it happen.

Antitrust Enforcers to Break Up Ticketmaster and End the "Ticketmaster Tax"
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www.population.fyi Minneapolis, MN: Rent Stability Study

With rents rising and housing affordability worsening, especially for low-income and BIPOC residents, Minneapolis is considering enacting a rent stabilization policy to moderate increases. A new comprehensive study from the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs

Minneapolis, MN: Rent Stability Study
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www.population.news AZ HB 2720 & HB 2721: Gov. Katie Hobbs signs major housing bills

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed two significant housing bills on Tuesday, aiming to expand housing options and improve affordability for Arizonans. The bills will limit cities' ability to restrict backyard casitas and require denser housing near city centers.

AZ HB 2720 & HB 2721: Gov. Katie Hobbs signs major housing bills
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www.population.news Cincinnati: City Planning Commission Passed Zoning Reform

Cincinnati's city planning commission voted 6-0 last Friday to pass Connected Communities, a proposed rewrite of the city's zoning code to increase density. However, the plan has faced growing opposition from residents concerned about its impact on parking, infrastructure, and potential exploitation...

Cincinnati: City Planning Commission Passed Zoning Reform
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www.population.news Austin: City Council Approves Phase 2 of HOME Initiative, Unlocking Potential for 60,000 New Homes

After more than 14 hours of public comment and a meeting that spilled over into Friday, the Austin City Council passed Phase 2 of the HOME (Home Options for Middle-Income Empowerment) Initiative. The initiative, led by District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool, seeks to amend the city's land development...

Austin: City Council Approves Phase 2 of HOME Initiative, Unlocking Potential for 60,000 New Homes
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www.population.news Huntington Beach can't use Reagan's CEQA; The city violated state housing law, judge rules

A San Diego judge ruled that Huntington Beach violated California's housing element law, ordering the city to comply within 120 days in a major legal victory for state Attorney General Rob Bonta

Huntington Beach can't use Reagan's CEQA; The city violated state housing law, judge rules
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www.population.news Berkeley Embraces Condo Conversions for ADUs

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance authorizing ADU condo sales, in line with Assembly Bill 1033, a law that took effect at the beginning of this year. The move aims to make homeownership more accessible in one of the Bay Area's most expensive markets, whe...

Berkeley Embraces Condo Conversions for ADUs
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open.substack.com SNAP Work Requirements: Reduce Enrollment without Increasing Employment

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) provides nutritional support to over 41 million low-income Americans. However, a new working paper (Work Requirements with No Teeth Still Bite: Disenrollment and Labor Supply Effects of SNAP General Work Requirements

SNAP Work Requirements: Reduce Enrollment without Increasing Employment
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open.substack.com Monopoly Round-Up: Apple Spanked in Antitrust Suit

A few months ago, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to change its app store rules. They didn't. Now she's very angry. Plus, the Antitrust Division is gearing up to go at Big Medicine.

Monopoly Round-Up: Apple Spanked in Antitrust Suit
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www.population.news Fed Working Paper: Pandemic unemployment benefits protect incomes, helped reduce inequality, with limited work disincentives

A new working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco finds that the historically unprecedented expansion of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic offset rising income inequality with only moderate impacts on job search behavior.

Fed Working Paper: Pandemic unemployment benefits protect incomes, helped reduce inequality, with limited work disincentives
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www.population.news Colorado Bill Mandates Higher Density Housing Near Transit

Why it matters The Colorado legislature has passed a groundbreaking bill (pun intended), HB24-1313, that requires cities designated as "transit-oriented communities" to allow greater residential density near transit lines. The move is expected to increase housing affordability and promote sustainabl...

Colorado Bill Mandates Higher Density Housing Near Transit
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www.population.news Colorado Bill Mandates Higher Density Housing Near Transit

Why it matters The Colorado legislature has passed a groundbreaking bill (pun intended), HB24-1313, that requires cities designated as "transit-oriented communities" to allow greater residential density near transit lines. The move is expected to increase housing affordability and promote sustainabl...

Colorado Bill Mandates Higher Density Housing Near Transit
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www.thebignewsletter.com An Oil Price-Fixing Conspiracy Caused 27% of All Inflation Increases in 2021

The FTC just found evidence that American oil companies colluded with the Saudi government to hike gas prices, costing the average family $3,000 last year. The question is, what can we do about it?

An Oil Price-Fixing Conspiracy Caused 27% of All Inflation Increases in 2021
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open.substack.com Removing work requirement from California child tax credit doesn't cause parental labor drop, study finds

Providing child tax benefits to low-income parents without earnings may not substantially reduce their employment, suggests a new NBER working paper, Child Tax Benefits and Labor Supply: Evidence from California by Jacob Goldin, Tatiana Homonoff, Neel A. Lal, Ithai Lurie, and Katherine Michelmore.

Removing work requirement from California child tax credit doesn't cause parental labor drop, study finds
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www.population.news Aging Workforce, Stagnant Youth: The Consequences of the Growing Age Pay Gap

A new NBER Working Paper, Countries For Old Men: An Analysis Of The Age Pay Gap by Nicola Bianchi and Matteo Paradisi, reveals, reveals that the pay gap between older and younger workers has been widening for decades across high-income countries, with wages of older workers growing much faster than ...

Aging Workforce, Stagnant Youth: The Consequences of the Growing Age Pay Gap
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www.population.news Midlife Crisis is Dead in 34 Countries: Young People Suffer as Older Generations Thrive

Key Findings: The well-known "U-shape" in well-being and "hump shape" in unhappiness by age has disappeared in the U.S., U.K. and many other countries in recent years Unhappiness now declines monotonically with age rather than peaking in midlife The change is driven by a rapid deterioration in the m...

Midlife Crisis is Dead in 34 Countries: Young People Suffer as Older Generations Thrive
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www.population.news Midlife Crisis is Dead in 34 Countries: Young People Suffer as Older Generations Thrive

Key Findings: The well-known "U-shape" in well-being and "hump shape" in unhappiness by age has disappeared in the U.S., U.K. and many other countries in recent years Unhappiness now declines monotonically with age rather than peaking in midlife The change is driven by a rapid deterioration in the m...

Midlife Crisis is Dead in 34 Countries: Young People Suffer as Older Generations Thrive
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The Silver of the Lead: How White Collar Crime Prosecutors Get Punished
open.substack.com The Silver or the Lead: How White Collar Crime Prosecutors Get Punished

Corporate defense lawyers have adopted a new strategy that not even the mob considered. When facing litigation from the government, file misconduct charges against the attorneys bringing the charges.

The Silver or the Lead: How White Collar Crime Prosecutors Get Punished
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