College of Social Sciences


Entrepreneurship and Civil Rights: Then and Now
Social Enterprise
November 07, 2014
Article by: Matt Kelly

Florida State University recently hosted distinguished Florida A&M University professor David Jackson for a lecture...

Reevaluating Benefit Corporations
October 13, 2014
Article by: Dan Davy

A previous blog discussed the potential for Florida’s recently passed Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) legislation to encourage social enterprise. Some consider the B Corp...

The Changing Landscape of Urban Transportation
October 10, 2014
Article by: Ben Douglas

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick recently released his vision for the future, touting “a million fewer cars on the road,” along with reduced congestion, emissions, and DUIs. If this vision is realized, in...

Government Protects Consumers From Bad Haircuts
October 02, 2014
Article by: Dan Davy

Florida protects its hairy public from rogue barbers by requiring prospective barbers to pay fees and complete extensive education requirements and exams before granting permission to...

Taxi Regulation Reduces Driver Opportunity
September 30, 2014
Article by: Ben Douglas

For decades, state and local governments have imposed dramatic entry controls on the taxi industry across the United States. These regulatory hurdles benefit established companies at the expense of drivers. Many cities issue "medallions," a...

Overbearing Licensing of Farm Labor Contractors
September 25, 2014
Article by: Dan Davy

According to ...

B-Corps: A New Kind of Company
September 23, 2014
Article by: Matt Kelly

On July 20th, 2014, Rick Scott signed SB 654...

Taxes, Inequality, and Business Climate
September 19, 2014
Article by: Dan Davy

Today, states are left with a difficult choice between maintaining revenue growth and providing a competitive business climate. Taxes that promote the most competitive business climates tend to be more...

Do UberX Drivers Really Earn Three Times More than Taxi Drivers?
September 16, 2014
Article by: Ben Douglas

In May, Uber revealed annual median incomes for UberX drivers in New York and San Francisco of $90,766 and $74,191, respectively. In contrast, 2013 median annual taxi driver incomes in New York and San Francisco are $29,910 and $28,060...

Florida Workers Would Suffer From Minimum Wage Increase
minimum wage
September 10, 2014
Article by: Matt Kelly