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    Fortune 500 CEOs Worried About Trade War With China

    From Alan Murray at Fortune: The CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are an optimistic bunch this year, with the majority seeing a stronger economy and increased employment, topped off by reduced tax bills. Almost three-quarters believe the U.S. is the still best place in the world to invest money.
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2018
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    Trump’s Tariffs a Wet Blanket on the Economy … and the GOP

    On Monday’s edition of “Capital Tonight,” Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal talked with host Tim Boyum about the impact of President Trump’s tariffs. WATCH his comments about the trade war.
    Donna Martinez, April 3, 2018
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    NC Farm Bureau Chief: Free Trade & Lower-Cost Energy Vital To Agriculture Industry

    In Wilson County, Larry Wooten of the N.C. Farm Bureau made clear his view on two key needs for the state’s No. 1 industry: agriculture/agribusiness. “When people start talking about exports and trade, we’ve got to have it,” Wooten said. “We have a lot of farm meetings, but I…
    Donna Martinez, February 12, 2018
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    Why Do We Need Free Trade? Today at Noon

    Bryan Riley from the Heritage Foundation joins us at 12 Noon at JLF in downtown Raleigh to discuss the worldwide marketplace, free trade, and the Trump administration. Save your seat here.
    Donna Martinez, October 23, 2017
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    JLF President: Border-Adjustment Tax Would Hit NC’s Property Insurance Market Hard

    Writing at, JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson and R Street Institute’s Ian Adams warn North Carolinians that our state would be hit especially hard if the ill-advised proposal for a federal border-adjustment tax (BAT) is adopted. The analysis comes from a new JLF/R Street report on…
    Donna Martinez, June 3, 2017
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    How Does Brexit Impact North Carolina?

    The architect of the successful ‘Vote Leave’ campaign stopped by JLF recently to talk about the impact of Brexit on the United States, on North Carolina, and what we can learn from the message voters sent to the European Union. Matthew Elliott is now senior fellow at the Legatum Institute…
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2017
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    Fight the Myth of Fair Trade

    As Barron’s editorial page editor Thomas Donlan notes in his March 6 editorial: “Fair trade” is never fair, because it always means that the deadening thumb of government has to adjust the scales of commerce in favor of domestic businesses that can’t succeed any other way.
    Kory Swanson, March 16, 2017
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    Fantasy football and free-market economics takes a look at “Fantasy Football and Economic Freedom: Lessons to Learn.” It’s a nice piece, and it even references cronyism. To longtime readers of the Locker Room, the idea is quite familiar (as is the graph). We’ve discussed it in general. We’ve…
    Jon Sanders, October 26, 2012