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Last month, New Jersey decreed that Tesla would have to shut down its showrooms. The problem: Tesla sold cars directly to the public, without going through independent dealers. Auto dealers around the country have been lobbying state governments to force the company to change its ways.
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I expected to hate what Gates was going to say here -- I think fear of a jobless economy stemming from technological advances and automation is well-overblown -- but his prescriptions are pretty good.

I particularly appreciated his comments about the minimum wage, as that's not a popular stance, except among some groups of economists.
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates isn't going to sugarcoat things: The increasing power of automation technology is going to put a lot of people out of work. Business Insider reports that Gates gave a...
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This guy wins the Internet. #ifihadglass
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"It was a mistake to assume that teachers--or anyone else, for that matter--automatically knew what was best for me."
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone implemented a no homework policy for himself in high school and got away with it in spectacular fashion. Here's what it...
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All-time favorite Seinfeld episode.
 
"The Race"
Why? I’ll tell you why. Because I choose not to run!
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Education
  • University of Houston
    M.A. Economics, 2011 - 2013
  • Servite High School
    2001 - 2005
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    B.A. Economics, Minors: Statistical Science, Sport Management, 2005 - 2010
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