Zócalo/UCLA panel sizes up winners, losers of globalization

While California has been a winner in the free trade world market in terms of its agricultural exports, gains in technology and location on the Pacific rim in close proximity to Asia, manufacturing centers in the Midwest like Detroit have lost good-paying union jobs.

The economics of the sex trade

Although prostitution has been studied by various social scientists, the “world’s oldest profession” has received less attention from economists. But that’s changing.

Mary Nichols: A lifetime in search of clean air

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board and a UCLA faculty member, is a fierce fighter for the environment. She has championed a difficult cause without succumbing to bitterness or wallowing in the polarization that has crippled Sacramento and Washington.
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