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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Real-World Impact: Economic Devastation For Business Owners

    The desperate plea of small business owners in North Carolina continues to go unheard by Gov. Roy Cooper, who on June 24, doubled down on prohibiting private bar owners from operating their businesses. Zack Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association reacted: The worst fears of many…
    Donna Martinez, June 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    Charlotte Arts and Science Council still adjusting to reality

    Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The tax would have raised $50 million each year for the county, with $22.5 million going to the ASC, whose budget is currently $15.5 million. If the tax hike…
    Joseph Coletti, June 19, 2020
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    Criticizing corporate America’s strategy of ‘mob appeasement’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist takes aim at American corporations’ ongoing efforts to mollify protesters nationwide. Morgan Stanley is not uniquely stupid for empowering an activist whose sole job was to call them racists. For decades, corporate America has launched similar efforts in the vain hope that money,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    Now that’s what I call a V!

    There’s been lot’s of speculation about whether recovery from the COVID-19 resession will be rapid or slow. Recessions with rapid recoveries are often called “V-shaped,” and this chart released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests we’re in the midst of a recovery that’s very v-shaped indeed:  …
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. bars and clubs using creative strategies to stay afloat. John Hood’s Daily Journal labels the idea of defunding police absurd.
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2020