Faculty in the News—Jan. 30th edition
Denver has been in the news lately as one of the potential locations for Amazon’s second headquarters. In an article from USA Today, Daniel Brisson, executive director of GSSW’s Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness, cautions that not everyone would be better off if Amazon decided on Denver. “People here are enthusiastic about the benefits (of Amazon's HQ2), but those economic benefits often miss our most vulnerable citizens,” he says.
In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, Rachel Arnow-Richman, professor at the Sturm College of Law, asserts that the #MeToo movement, which began with awareness about workplace sexual harassment, has converged with the long-standing debate over the line between consensual and nonconsensual sex. Though some say this is a good thing, Arnow-Richman writes that “we risk losing something in the mix — the opportunity to transform the workplace and achieve greater employment equality for women.” She describes non-sexual gender discrimination and how corporations can take steps to ensure that the mistreatment of women ends. Read another of Arnow-Richman's op-eds in the Denver Post.
Paul Seaborn, assistant professor of management, spoke with KPBS about the challenges of opening a marijuana business in a market where marijuana has been recently legalized, especially regarding the legal tactics used by competitors. “There's an opportunity to be a real first mover in terms of location or brand or volume," he says. "All these regulations that exist for very valid reasons provide more angles for these competitors to try to restrict competition." He also explained how cannabis regulations can be so strict that they end up create the conditions for an oligopoly, or legal cartel.