Category Archives: Jobs and economy

New website documents costs of minimum wage increases

Bill McMorris reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a new tool in the effort the fight misguided government-mandated minimum wage increases. Minimum wage hikes adopted across the country will have numerous unintended consequences for those they are trying to help, according to a new website documenting the human cost of wage mandates. The EmploymentContinue Reading

Rich privileged professors, students rally to throw poor people out of work

The News & Observer carries the news on this disgusting protest. A sea of proud white faces waiving placards to pressure well-known employers of low-skill, low-wage workers who are often racial minorities — and worse, the General Assembly — into deliberately pricing them out of work in favor of automated kiosks and other Stuff White People Like.Continue Reading

Senate Press Release

Today the NC Senate released a press release in anticipation of tomorrow’s tax filing deadline, April 15th.  See their statements below: Raleigh, N.C. – As the state tax filing deadline approaches, the vast majority of North Carolinians will keep more of their own tax dollars due to policy decisions made by the Republican General AssemblyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on right-of-center political thinkers who endorse a form of judicial activism. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why third-party sales of energy do not represent a free-market reform.

Federal tax code limits economic growth

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog more evidence that the federal tax code counteracts the forces promoting economic growth. Among the many reasons every presidential candidate should make tax reform a key issue is that the tax code is biased against investment—and that hurts the economy. Curtis Dubay and David BurtonContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

A new academic study suggests women are underrepresented in North Carolina’s elected and appointed government jobs. Becki Gray reacts to that study during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details a recent Carolina Journal cover story on the failure of an incentive project at Kinston’s Global TransPark. Former N.C. House Speaker JoeContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Capital Associated Industries President Bruce Clarke’s assessment of changing labor union strategies in North Carolina. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains that North Carolina is following a national trend in its declining education school enrollment.

N.C. should replace most occupational licensing with voluntary certification

North Carolina has one of the nation’s most restrictive occupational licensing regimes. The state could boost job creation, lower consumer prices, and increase opportunities for low-income families by replacing most licensing with voluntary certification. Jon Sanders explains how in a new Spotlight report. Learn more by clicking the link and watching the video below.