Free the Freelancers

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What’s the best way to protect the rights of workers? Let them determine their own job preferences, or mandate that companies provide them with certain protections? California has chosen to take the latter path. Has it worked? Is it a victory for workers, or a debilitating defeat? Patrice Onwuka of the Independent Women’s Forum looks into these questions. Her findings may surprise you. For more information on Independent Women's Forum, go to
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Workers of the world unite-to protect your freedom.
You have nothing to lose, but your jobs...
Which is exactly what is happening in California.
And threatening to spread to the rest of the country.
Just what we need, right?
Fewer jobs and fewer people employed.
Why is this happening?
Exhibit A:
Assembly Bill 5 or AB5, as it’s commonly known.
Passed by the California legislature in September of 2019, AB5 was authored by a former union boss Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. The stated goal was to protect freelance workers from employers taking advantage of them. Instead, it has pushed thousands of these workers into the unemployment line.
Here’s why:
Workers in the United States are classified as either employees or independent contractors, sometimes known as freelancers.
Independent contractors are self-employed and contract their labor to one or more firms. The upsides to this arrangement are clear: Freelancers decide whom they work for, when, where, and how. They are their own boss.
So, then, what are employees?
Employees typically work for one employer. In exchange, they are entitled to workplace benefits and protections that independent contractors are not - such as healthcare, time off, minimum wage, and unemployment insurance.
We don’t have to agree which kind of employment is better. Different people have different preferences. It’s called choice.
But some people - specifically, unions and progressive politicians-are anti-choice.
AB5’s author Assemblywomen Gonzalez disdains freelance work. “These were never good jobs,” she says.
Oh really?
She might want to talk to some of the 2 million Californians or the 57 million Americans who freelance. 46% of those workers happen to be women.
Of course, the AB5 supporters would say the law is needed because companies, especially gig economy firms such as Uber and Lyft, willfully misclassify workers as freelancers to avoid providing benefits.
Why not ask the workers themselves?
Well, pollsters have.
According to a McKinsey study, nearly 80% of gig workers say they’re happier than those working traditional jobs. They love their freedom and also earn a good living. In fact, over 17 million freelancers quit their traditional job to freelance and two out of three of them say they earn more now than before.
For the majority, their new incomes outpaced their previous salary within just one year.

Half of the freelancers say they would not take a traditional job no matter how much they were offered.
And, in a survey of female gig workers, nearly two out of three women who have a side job prefer being independent contractors over being employees.
AB5 has already done damage. It has wiped out the livelihoods of many independent contractors and will limit new opportunities in the future.
Freelance writers and journalists have been especially hurt. The law includes a provision making it illegal for them to produce more than 35 pieces of content in a year for a single company.
Left-leaning Vox Media hailed the bill’s passage as “a victory for workers everywhere” then turned around and laid off 200 freelance writers rather than make them full-time employees.
The ride-sharing industry estimates that AB5 will increase their labor costs by 20-30%. As a result, rideshare companies may schedule drivers in advance and reduce the number of drivers during slow hours or in less busy markets. For customers, this means longer wait times, fewer available rides, and higher prices. For drivers, it means reduced flexibility and reduced income. It may also kill hundreds of thousands of jobs.
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Helicoptro Цагийн өмнө
You: "Rewarding those who can afford to pay for special treatment is bad. Now go vote to give special treatment to gig companies because they paid us to make this video!"
Helicoptro Цагийн өмнө
Yall really think gig companies are so poor and the free market so fragile that the whole industry would collapse if they had to pay decent wages and benefits! 😂
OhNoNotThat! 19 өдрийн өмнө
Why exemptions if this is a great law?
Storytelling by Noblesse
Storytelling by Noblesse 20 өдрийн өмнө
4 & 20 Black Birds
4 & 20 Black Birds Сарын өмнө
Ya, you're 100% WRONG! The AB5 realized websites of slavery across the world via the internet is here to stay. Sites like 99 design make desperate workers around the world to work for free out of desperation. Now more than ever. AB5 needs to be federalized today to protect all workers in America against all businesses hiring NON-American workers who work for free!!!!! Don't believe American workers has to work for free? Why Designers Hate Crowdsourcing Technically, you must be 18 years old to sign a contract to submit work to the site. But 99designs doesn’t appear to be very strict about enforcing that. People claiming to be as young as 11 years old have posted designs. But the competition is stiff. For each project, 99designs says an average of 95 designs is submitted. Designers that submit art are not being paid at all. Only a chance of being pay. More likely 1 chance in 100 of your art submission if you're lucky. Ya. again, slavery and world of instrumental marxism protecting the top 1%
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
I agree with you that 99designs offer a not so good deal for designers. But don't you think that it should be the designers who decide if it's is a bad deal or not based on their own situation? For some it might make sense. Also I do agree with enforcing the over 18 part and not allowing non-americans to work for american companies. Without that last one American companies will be able to get labor of foreigners without a work visa.
marsel dagistani
marsel dagistani Сарын өмнө
I said it one and I will say it again in the Words of Charlie Chaplin: Dictators Free themselves but enslave the people
Fred Garvin
Fred Garvin Сарын өмнө
I suspect some disingenuous relating of the statistics is going on in this video.
Norman Valiao
Norman Valiao Сарын өмнө
Progressives and socialists will kill the economy of a country. That has happened to many latin countries. It's starting to happen in other countries. The way we think now is really out of perspective and becoming less logical.
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
I'm from Central America and I can say that we actually need more capitalism, not more socialism.
The G.C.
The G.C. Сарын өмнө
Politics are dead. I'm back to health shaming folks.
Gibran Lahud
Gibran Lahud Сарын өмнө
There's absolutely NOTHING GOOD coming from Leftists. They all want to destroy you.
Bucky Dee
Bucky Dee 2 сарын өмнө
What would happen if the entire country were voluntary freelancers that associate on will, like most communists and socialists dream of?
Bloodylaser 2 сарын өмнө
Good thing that RINO Benedict Arnold turncoat Tyler Diep who voted for AB5 LOST!
Jeff McDonald
Jeff McDonald 2 сарын өмнө
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7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
wallonie pineapple man
wallonie pineapple man 2 сарын өмнө
This video is so flawed, it's actually fun to watch!
7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
K. Bright
K. Bright 2 сарын өмнө
“The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions”
7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
lladnara stalinovich
lladnara stalinovich 2 сарын өмнө
God willing, you will share the fate of your benefactors.
Kalt Kalt
Kalt Kalt 2 сарын өмнө
Anti-choice... where have i heard that before. Rhymes with mabortion.
jaba roychowdhury
jaba roychowdhury 2 сарын өмнө
Thank God we don't have such a BS law in our country
yankees88888g 2 сарын өмнө
The poll showing 80% was funded by uber
yankees88888g 2 сарын өмнө
In uber they work for UBER
Gemini66 2 сарын өмнө
I walk the line between the left and right, and I'm usually in favor of unions, but this isn't right. It's true that freelance workers don't get the same benefits as traditional employees, but many of them don't want those benefits in the first place. This seems less like trying to protect the rights of freelancers and more about muscling out competition, making the unions no better than the corporations they claim to fight against.
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks 2 сарын өмнө
Not intetested in ur fundraising thieves..
Christy L. Riley
Christy L. Riley 2 сарын өмнө
Is there a way to have health insurance for freelancers that is affordable? I would love that available for those who are not considered employees.
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Edwin 2 сарын өмнө
completely mischaracterizes the nature of AB5, which was to properly classify real gig workers from "gig" workers that are classified as such to be taken advantage of
Cristian Bancu
Cristian Bancu 2 сарын өмнө
Pls don't forget to put the sources for your data in the videos
Forest Frost
Forest Frost 2 сарын өмнө
I heard this law, i laugh my ass of, they are doing the same as in my country, and its shit
El†eras 2 сарын өмнө
So if we protect freelancers from being exploited they will lose their jobs so we should do nothing to protect them at all? If that is the argument don't sugarcoat it like it is a good phenomenon that employers have so much power you cannot even try to protect workers from exploitation without causing them to lose their jobs. Hasn't it become the standard model for many media-related companies to exclusively hire independent contractors for limited times so as to completely bypass employment benefits? What do employment laws exist again for? To protect only a certain type of workers so that companies can exploit that distinction to hire workers that are not protected by that law? It does not follow that the benefits of being an independent contractor ought to be "paid" for through a lack of employment benefits. The two are not mutually exclusive in any way. There is no reason why such human imposed opportunity costs should exist for independent contractors.
antone1 2 сарын өмнө
Unions are cancer of a company and leftism is cancer of humanity. It's a disease threatening all of us.
mister ichi
mister ichi 2 сарын өмнө
I've never given a thumbs down to a PragerU vid, but I do it because it's not clear about what the bill actually does. It's a big hole in a video on an excellent topic. I don't disagree with anything stated but it fails to educate the viewer about the bill. 20 seconds of explanation would plug the hole. Maybe add back footage that was edited out?
Tuddec 2 сарын өмнө
It's so sad to see all these rotten socialist ideas that have existed in Europe for the best part of a century come to America. The lack of these idiotic policies have given America an edge which led it to become and remain the largest economy in the world and a fantastic place for entrepreneurship. As to AB5, classic lefty union shit: claiming to fight businesses to help workers, when in fact it hurts both business, workers and customers and helps the government.
Connor Compton
Connor Compton 2 сарын өмнө
Dear Ms. Pratrica Owukaa, I recognize your concerns about legislative actions that harm jobs whether it is from the National or the local government. However, there are statements that I want to add clarification along with questions to ask. For instance, I want to add clarification to your statement, “The law includes a provision making it illegal for them to produce more than 35 pieces of content in a year for a single company.” (Owukaa) I researched your statement and found that there are changes in the law AB5 that the State/Province of California has passed. For instance, according to Investopedia, “Among those exempted from the strictures are still and video photographers and editors, freelance writers, content contributors, editors, translators, fine artists, and musicians. One key change was the removal of caps for categories of freelancers that had limited the number of contributions they could make to an outlet, such as a website, without having to be reclassified as employees.” (Lake) Additionally I have some questions about your statements. For instance, I have a question about your statements about AB5 causing unemployment among Freelancers when you said, “AB5 has already done damage. It has wiped out the livelihoods of many independent contractors and will limit new opportunities in the future.” (Owukaa) How much of the hurt job opportunities and unemployment among the freelancers was caused by AB5 and/or by the COVID19 virus? Because the timing of the passing of AB5 in September of 2019 happened right before the COVID19 pandemic started. For example, according to, there was the case of a freelancer named Monica Castillo who was a movie/art/culture critic freelancer who had plans for other film festivals across the country especially the Cannes film festival. However, when the COVID19 virus hit the United States the movie theaters were closed. Usually, under normal circumstances, a freelancer would take odd jobs to earn extra income such as being a movie theater usher or a waiter/waitress. But due to the COVID19 virus also causing many restaurants and other ”nonessential” businesses to close that option was no longer available. This was especially troubling because before the pandemic she had to deal with one of the downsides of being a freelancer, not knowing when you are going to get your next paycheck or making enough money to keep a roof over her head. Her financial situation was so bad that she had to apply for $10,000 of Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The effects of COVID19 didn't end there because many other freelancers applied for the same loan which caused the Unemployment safety net systems of many states to be overwhelmed by the number of freelancers and employees applying for unemployment. As a result, the $10,000 loan shrank to $1,000 and what didn’t help was that the application website kept crashing. Luckily she managed to get the loans she needed and started using Patreon (a crowdfunding website) to supplement her income along with help from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. However, she is still she is still struggling to make the same amount of income that she did before the COVID19 Pandemic. Her story is one of the millions of other freelancers (also employees) who were affected by the COVID19 pandemic who are struggling both financially and psychologically. (Castillo) And finally, I also have a question about the study the you mentioned when you said, ”According to a McKinsey study, nearly 80% of gig workers say they’re happier than those working traditional jobs.” Where did you find the study? I tried to look for the study you mentioned conducted by McKinsey Co and I couldn't find the article in the Facts and Sources section on the PragerU website and I only found one article that talked about freelancers on the McKinsey Co website and they didn't even compare and contrast the happiness of employees and freelancers (see sources used for research) Thank you for reading my message. I hope that you and your family are having a nice day or evening. Sincerely, Connor Compton Sources used for research. Lake, Rebecca. “California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)”, Investopedia, Dotdash publishing family, Castillo, Monica. “Freelancing was never easy. The coronavirus made it nearly impossible.”, Poynter Institute, 9th of June 2020, Lund, Susan. “What the rise of the freelance economy means for the future of work.”, McKinsey Insights, 30th of October, 2015, Bias check of sources used for research. Huitsing, McKenzie, “Investopedia” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 19th of August, 2016, Van Zandt, Dave. “Poynter Institute” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 15th of October, 2016, Sources found with Left-Center bias and high factual reporting. Huitsing, McKenzie. “New York Times” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 18th of May 2016, Huitsing, McKenzie. “USA TODAY” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 10th of July 2016, Van Zandt, Dave, “Techcrunch” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 12th of November, 2016, Huitsing, McKenzie. “Washington Post” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 18th of May 2016, Van Zandt, Dave, “San Francisco Examiner” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 19th of June, 2018, Huitsing, McKenzie. “Bussiness Insider” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 15th of May 2016, Sources found with Center-Right bias and mostly factual reporting. Van Zandt, Dave, “Forbes” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 14th of July, 2016, Van Zandt, Dave, “” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 16th of July, 2016, Source found with Right-Wing bias and low factual reporting. Van Zandt, Dave. “PragerU.” Media Bias/Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, March, 21st 2019, For those who wonder who fact checks the fact-checkers. Codes and Principles, IFCN code of, IFCN,
Steven Blythe
Steven Blythe 2 сарын өмнө
aratosm 2 сарын өмнө
If we got rid of child labor laws, we would not be pushing these poor kids toward unemployment.
William Philip
William Philip 2 сарын өмнө
"Workers of the world unite" Heyy! Comrade pragerU!
Jacob Lucas
Jacob Lucas 2 сарын өмнө
Sponsored by Uber
Freedomcat 3 сарын өмнө
Funny that AB5 was spearheaded by a former Union Leader. Since most of the unions out lived their usefulness they try to make others get under their thumb. Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Truckers all need a union to help. Why don't the unions operate on a contract basis, where if there is 1 issue that everyone wants changed they band together hire a union rep(sort of like a lawyer) and split the cost equally according to pay grade.
gdprsn 3 сарын өмнө
One more reason why people are leaving California.
Fred Garvin
Fred Garvin Сарын өмнө
Enjoy Texas, lol...
Eric D
Eric D 3 сарын өмнө
I'm sure the main proponent of AB5, Ms Gonzales has a big heart but she doesn't understand how business really works. If we elected legislators with businesses experience, the CA assembly would quickly recognize it as a stupid idea and prevent it from going forward. Fortunately, Prop 22 is likely to pass in November which will overturn this egregious law.
J C 3 сарын өмнө
It all boils down to the monies the unions, monies used "paid" for political favors, that they do not receive form dues paid by the employee. Again it's all about the money.
Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins 3 сарын өмнө
I forget that ensuring working standards for Just Eat drivers is communism
Jennifer Wood
Jennifer Wood 3 сарын өмнө
I have to call BS on this one. Being an independent contractor would be great if we weren't required to pay both individual taxes AND the taxes a business pays at the end of the year. As an employee, I would only be required to pay a little over $500 for the last year I worked. But as an independent contractor? I'd have to pay 8 TIMES that amount because the IRS considers me, a single worker, a business. Nice try tho.
Jan Mikhailowicz
Jan Mikhailowicz 3 сарын өмнө
Lost my job due to AB5, none of this is a joke.
Nykoooo1 3 сарын өмнө
So what did AB5 do actually? I didnt understand how it works.
Matt Test
Matt Test 3 сарын өмнө
A little misleading since it doesn't mention the stipulations and paperwork employers require freelancers to sign and agree to.
UniversalPerson 3 сарын өмнө
Prop 22 is a grab by Uber and Lyft to continue exploiting their workers. I voted against it, and all the adds for it on MNpost just make me more glad I did. I don't have a car but I would be happy to pay more for a service if the workers were paid and compensated adequetly. If Uber and Lyft leave California, better paid taxi drivers can replace them.
Tracy Bowersox
Tracy Bowersox 3 сарын өмнө
You didn't even outline the bill. This isn't education, it's propaganda.
coversby2 3 сарын өмнө
Love Prager u
bc petrakos
bc petrakos 3 сарын өмнө
California!! Please think RED - save yourself From the Pelosi/Newsome / Brown Cartels
John Ree
John Ree 3 сарын өмнө
You forget to mention that Unions are a socialist creation so no wonder it's supporters are anti-choice.
Vancha March
Vancha March 3 сарын өмнө
Why is 46% of freelances being women important? I fail to see why that was mentioned
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qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
The speaker is from the Independent Women's Forum
Jackie Siple
Jackie Siple 3 сарын өмнө
Thank you for the wisdom
James Wilkie
James Wilkie 3 сарын өмнө
I remember years ago, when I started working a retail job. Apart of my hiring process and training was for me to sit through a 2 hour long training on why unionization is bad. Same vibes as this.
specialtymachining 3 сарын өмнө
One should ask: What right does the government have, telling employers what to do for their employees?
alvincyt 3 сарын өмнө
How about that: Encourage those freelancers to have their own business registrations, then sign service agreements with their companies.
10,000 subs, no videos challenge
10,000 subs, no videos challenge 3 сарын өмнө
I'm a freelancer (developer) and I wish I had a job. PragerU please don't make this seem like something better than it is.
JB 3 сарын өмнө
I can't wait to leave California.
bear mug
bear mug 3 сарын өмнө
AWOL schmidt
AWOL schmidt 3 сарын өмнө
Lol imagine spending 5 minutes arguing to take away overtime pay, healthcare, and women's reproductive rights
Schadenfreude 3 сарын өмнө
1:37 So PragerU is Pro Choice? Wow that is pretty progressive I would have never expected that
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qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
PragerU is Pro Choice AND Pro Life.
NewEraX 3 сарын өмнө
Vote prop 22
anonygent 3 сарын өмнө
Because AB5 affects workers and businesses in other states as well as California, my guess is the S.Ct. will strike it down as an impermissible restraint on interstate commerce. Writers in California found themselves out of work by their out of state contractors without having even reached the limit imposed by the state just because those companies didn't want to deal with the California punishments if they went over the limit. If that's not restraint of trade, I don't know what is.
qtqtqtqt_ raht
qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
Yea, California sucks
Ryan S
Ryan S 3 сарын өмнө
This video described my trajectory perfectly. Left a solid 9-5 at a Fortune 500 to freelance. Beat my 9-5 salary within a year. Moved from Oregon to California. AB5 passed and I immediately lost my biggest client. They let go of all California-based contractors. Very fortunate to have been able to transition back to a 9 to 5 but a lot of people aren’t so lucky. AB-5 is terrible policy that destroys livelihoods and entrepreneurial people’s ability to achieve economic freedom. California has made all California-based freelancers that work digitally non-competitive with every other freelancer in the country.
Troy Smith
Troy Smith 3 сарын өмнө
Go Trump. I vote republican but I think it is wrong for uber to have people make money for them but not insure those employees. Exp: Dominos must have workers comp and unemployment insurance on it's drivers. Not uber. All the benefits of drivers without any liability.
Your Usurper
Your Usurper 3 сарын өмнө
Always maximize choice.
cuong do
cuong do 3 сарын өмнө
so well
Moses Messiah
Moses Messiah 3 сарын өмнө
DoorDash/Uber/Amazon drivers etc aren’t really the same as freelancing they really just don’t want to give the employer benefits. There’s so many videos on it. The work load is high the pay doesn’t match.
Darth Belal
Darth Belal 3 сарын өмнө
The more the progressives and the Elite try to fix "problems," the worse those problems become......
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qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
Progressive Elites fix problems by creating unfair advantages for themselves
lights473 3 сарын өмнө
The unions are just as exploitive as crony capitalism. The unions want power at the expense of consumers and prevent the hiring of better employees so their own wages rise. The unions use government to achieve their exploitive ends as businesses use government for their own ends.
Jennifer Coleman
Jennifer Coleman 3 сарын өмнө
California lawmakers still get re-elected, I don't get it.
qtqtqtqt_ raht
qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
Stockholm Syndrome - largest case study in human history
Front Desk Staff
Front Desk Staff 3 сарын өмнө
This is about Unions and government making their share of other peoples money.
What Huh
What Huh 3 сарын өмнө
pure propaganda
qtqtqtqt_ raht
qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
superuberduckman 3 сарын өмнө
A comment for the algorithm.
DoctorGames101 3 сарын өмнө
Hi Prager. Love your content. Do you support Mark Mix and the National Right to Work Committee? They support the right to work. Is that plausible for any and all workers like myself looking for stable work?
Bloodylaser 3 сарын өмнө
I work a part time retail job currently. But once I get my own car, I’m going to do a doordash or grubhub as a side gig for extra cash.
Bloodylaser 3 сарын өмнө
Joe Biden backs AB5, and the Union bosses, and a RINO named Tyler Diep.
Yoonchan (Chris) Lee
Yoonchan (Chris) Lee 3 сарын өмнө
Where are the sources?
Nor Adrenalin
Nor Adrenalin 3 сарын өмнө
The source is "Trust me bro"
D Story
D Story 3 сарын өмнө
No mention of the fact that independent contractors have to pay the payroll taxes that employers normally pay, which decreases their actual income by a great deal. My taxes were more than doubled as an independent contractor in Texas.
Silent_Noise_ 3 сарын өмнө
If we wanna talk about the problem, how about the higher ups in companies that use freelancers take a pay cut? They make more than enough.
Genesis E.
Genesis E. 3 сарын өмнө
I made about $20K more as a freelancer after the first year I quit my full-time job. The second year I completely doubled my salary. FREELANCERS UNITE!! 🙋
Dmitry G
Dmitry G 3 сарын өмнө
Your ads are so annoying. Could you please disappear from my feed?
The Macro Folks
The Macro Folks 3 сарын өмнө
Why the hell would anyone go after freelancing? Why do these people want to force everyone into being "the same"? Why do they want to mimic the East?? I'm from the East, and most people here are sick and tired of "uniformity, conformity" because ultimately a system of "uniformity" beats you down and keeps you there!! Why should the US, OF ALL PLACES, become like this?!! I am yelling at my screen from across the Pacific LoL But this really does stir up a lot of emotions. Damn sad.
John Spinelli
John Spinelli 3 сарын өмнө
The worst phrase you can hear from the government is: Hey, can I help you with this?
Kirn Martin
Kirn Martin 3 сарын өмнө
Genuine question who TF supports policy like this? Like seriously, are they any upsides to this bill and if so what?
Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo 3 сарын өмнө
0:04 Got it, Freedom=No Job. Glad you cleared it up for us.
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qtqtqtqt_ raht 3 сарын өмнө
YOU missed the point, maybe if you watched a wee bit longer. Freedom=No Government Interference. Now, you Got It :)
Demigod Digital
Demigod Digital 3 сарын өмнө
I wish PragerU would cite their sources
Live CrueltyFree Now
Live CrueltyFree Now 3 сарын өмнө
A little more explanation in the video about AB5 would have helped. Not living in California here.
Hannah S
Hannah S 3 сарын өмнө
Scam video
Kris A
Kris A 3 сарын өмнө
Ah yes, all those highly paid public "servants," always trying to justify their existence by "helping" us with laws like AB5. Right. How about getting a real job & leaving us alone?
Cordin Archer
Cordin Archer 3 сарын өмнө
ALL unions should be disbanded immediately and union bosses should be hung from the gallows.
EyeLean5280 3 сарын өмнө
Miguel Borromeo
Miguel Borromeo 3 сарын өмнө
I'm curious, what about AB5 was the thing that convinced people that it was better? In other words, what was the positive spin they put to the bill, other than the simplistic "It's good for workers" spiel? I'm not really looking for the "libtard" answer. What was AB5 attempting to do that sounded so good but ended up being the exact opposite of?
Danil Thorstensson
Danil Thorstensson 3 сарын өмнө
Where can I get the sources for the claims made? I only saw one McKinsey study and it is not in the description. And the rest of the statistics are unsourced by the presenter. Are all of these Prager videos like this?
Tamas Kalman
Tamas Kalman 3 сарын өмнө
100% agree. This whole AB5 is only a desperate tax grab attempt in order to force employers to withhold taxes so tax authorities don't have to go after 200k independent contractors individually, only collect the money at one spot at the employers. everything else is just smoke screen.
João Farias
João Farias 3 сарын өмнө
Actually this legislation is good: By making it harder to do freelancing under the state / banks regulations, it incentivizes freelancing OUTSIDE the state / banks regulations, e.g. using cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts as medium of exchange and contract definition. As usual, we don't need to move to kill collectivism - it rots by itself.
Truthsabre7 3 сарын өмнө
A Democrat proposed the law. Democratic legislature approved it and Uber and Lyft gave them money. You just can't make this s*** up.
But how does bitcoin actually work?
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