David R. Henderson  

East Side Sushi Celebrates Labor Market

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My wife and I saw a very good movie on HBO last night: East Side Sushi. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it at least an 8. As well as being first-rate drama, with a little humor, it's a beautiful illustration of how free labor markets work.

Partial spoilers ahead.

The particular economic content I liked (even if the writer, Anthony Lucero, didn't know that that's what he was doing--and in some of the cases below, he clearly knew):

. Pointing out the dangers of selling out of a fruit cart in California when concealed carry is not allowed.

. Showing how a woman who wants to better her station in life makes an investment in her own skills.

. Showing how the woman gets around what she suspects, correctly, is prejudice against women.

. Showing how, with her skills, she gradually overcomes discrimination.

. And, as a bonus, showing a beautiful illustration of culinary cultural appropriation.


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COMMENTS (4 to date)
andy weintraub writes:

Thank you for recommending East Side Sushi.
Great flick!
I saw it on Amazon for $3.99.....creative destruction!

Weir writes:

And Little Big Lies?

Tionico writes:

amongst the spoilers:
. Pointing out the dangers of selling out of a fruit cart in California when concealed carry is not allowed.

Not having seen the film, I can only assume that the commenter holds the erroneous view tht ALL concealed carry in California is not allowed. In some counties, the sheriff gladly issues the Mother May I Card when asked to by someone not prohibited the use of arms. Once obtained in, say, Tulare COunty, the new holder of that Mother May I Card may lawfully carry anywhere in the state where such carry is legal... which is almost everywhere.

David R. Henderson writes:

@Tionico,
Not having seen the film, I can only assume that the commenter holds the erroneous view tht ALL concealed carry in California is not allowed.
If by “commenter,” you mean “blogger,” then your assumption is wrong. As a long-time resident of California, I’m up on the law of concealed carry. As you say, it’s a county issue. Oakland is in Alameda County. In that whole county, which holds approximately 1.6 million people, there were, as of February 2014, 170 concealed carry permit holders. That would indicate pretty tough restrictions.

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