Sellinger Faculty Members Discuss Guns, Amazon, and the Minimum Wage

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Professors from the Sellinger School of Business often serve as experts in the media. Here are a few excerpts of various faculty members sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics:

Theresa Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems, discussed gun sales with ABC2 News:

According to Theresa Jefferson, assistant professor of information systems and operations management at Loyola University, fear-driven gun purchases following reported terror attacks stem from renewed calls for gun regulation.

“People are fearful of the passage of new laws,” Jefferson said. “It’s not so much a need to arm themselves to protect themselves from danger. It’s the reaction to the fear of laws that could prevent them from being able to purchase guns in the future.”

Ravi Srinivasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of operations management, talked about new Amazon lockers in the Baltimore Sun:

Delivering to a single location is cheaper for Amazon, which manages some of its own deliveries.

“It’s the logical next step for Amazon,” Srinivasan said. “Customers are already used to these type of things. Think about Redbox and online grocery stores, retailers who let you buy online and have products shipped to a place where you can pick them up.”

Stephen Walters, Ph.D., professor of economics, wrote a column about minimum-wage laws for the National Review.

Our lecturer-in-chief recently informed the class that “it’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about.” Great. Now if only Mr. Obama would take that message to his comrades on the left advocating a minimum wage of $15.

For these legions, it seems to be an article of faith that public policy is best guided by magical thinking, facts and logic be damned. But, of course the president is marching to the same drummer — just leading from behind.

The propaganda supporting the Fight for $15 — or $12 or, before that, $10.10 — is as duplicitous as it is abundant.


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