Free Lunch Podcast Episode 48 – How Should the IRS Handle Cryptocurrencies?

James Foust discusses the ambiguity that exists around the treatment of cryptocurrency at the IRS and explores actions that Congress and the IRS could take to fill the gaps.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 47 – The Wage & Hour Trifecta: DOL Proposals on Overtime Exemptions, the Overtime Calculations, and Joint Employment

Tammy McCutchen discusses the Department of Labor’s recently published proposals to revise the FLSA regulations on joint employment, overtime exemptions, and the regular rate/overtime calculation.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 46 – The Songwriting Industry and Antitrust Consent Decrees

Kristen Osenga and Mark F. Schultz explore the antitrust consent decrees that have regulated a large part of the music business for eight decades.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 45 – Big Tech, Competition, and Antitrust Enforcement

Neil Chilson and Charlotte Slaiman discuss the debate over governmental oversight of big tech companies and the proper role of the federal government in promoting consumer welfare and market competition.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 44 – Export-Terminal Permit-Denial Suit Implicates Federalism and Foreign Commerce

This episode deals with a pending lawsuit in the Western District of Washington: Lighthouse Resources v. Inslee. This case, which involves a dispute over permitting construction for a coal export terminal on Washington’s Columbia river, has important implications for disputes between federal and state jurisdiction in environmental law and regulation.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 43 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Keynote Address: Roger Alford

In this episode, Roger Alford (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs) addresses consent decrees, consumer welfare, and the challenges of the emerging global digital markets.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 42 – Re-Considering Co-Benefits in Environmental Regulation

In this episode, Adam Gustafson and Daniel Farber discuss various approaches to considering co-benefits in the cost-benefit analyses of new air pollution regulations, and whether the standing approach is the most efficient and cost-effective.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 41 – Populist Antitrust

In this panel, the speakers debate varying standards for antitrust rule-making and enforcement. The merits of the Neo-Brandeisian “populist” approach are weighed against more recent “consumer-welfare” standards.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 40 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 39 – Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: Kisor v. Wilkie

In this Free Lunch podcast, Stephen Vaden moderates a discussion between Karen Harned and Andrew Varcoe on Kisor v. Wilkie, a case which has broad and significant implications for issues surrounding judicial deference to agency interpretation of regulations.

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