PRI Webinar: California, the Coronavirus, and Capitalism
How California Can Embrace Entrepreneurship and Small Business in an Economic Downturn
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 11 am to Noon PST
Webinar will stream live on PRI Facebook and Youtube.
• Wayne Winegarden, PRI
• Damon Dunn, PRI
• Judy Lloyd, NFIB
Join the Pacific Research Institute’s Young Leaders Circle for our inaugural panel webinar on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to hear a panel of business experts and entrepreneurs analyze how California can recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly changed the way we work and how businesses operate. Countless businesses are filing for emergency loans to help with payroll, while others are shutting their doors and furloughing or laying off employees. Recent college graduates who were once entering one of the best job markets in American history now face uncertainty. And the federal government is injecting trillions of dollars to stabilize the economy as jobless claims recently hit more than 6 million.
Entrepreneurship may prove key to California’s economic recovery once the crisis passes. But burdensome laws like the Assembly Bill 5 “gig economy” law, increasing minimum wage requirements, other harmful regulations could hurt the state’s economic recovery.
The panel will look at the current economic outlook resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and talk about current or new policies that should be passed, put on hold, or abolished to help Californians climb back up the economic ladder.