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September 14, 2020

Economics Club welcomes Shoshana Weissmann to speak about occupational licensing

Submitted by Daniel Kuester

The Economics Club, a registered departmental student organization, will host its first event of the semester at 7 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 14, via Zoom. Anyone interested is welcome to attend at 6:30 p.m. to observe the business meeting and the election of new officers for the academic year.

Both events will be hosted at ksu.zoom.us/j/6333232996.

Shoshana Weissmann, senior manager at R-Street, is the featured speaker and she will discuss occupational licensing. Her talk is titled "Florists, Shampooers, and Fortune Tellers. You Need a License for That!"

Weissmann manages R-Street Institute's social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She also works on occupational licensing reform and other issues and has written for various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

The Economics Club also will host a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, with Dan Kuester, economics department at K-State; Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star; and Tim Fitzgerald, Powercat Illustrated, about "College Athletics After COVID 19" at the same link. The club also will host a debate on school choice on Oct. 1.

All members of our academic community are invited to attend both events virtually.

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