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    NC’s full employment means Amazon would be stealing workers not creating jobs

    Today’s Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” features an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers in soliciting an unprecedented incentive package, i.e. bribe, from the State. If Governor Cooper and NC’s always-anxious-to-extend-the-corporate-gravy train legislature, hands over the booty Amazon wants, the corporate…
    Roy Cordato, September 22, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that both Charlotte and Research Triangle Park are joining the pursuit of a new Amazon headquarters. The Daily Journal explores the growing gulf between the language of the U.S. Constitution and court-determined constitutional law.
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    Duke expert explores diamond industry and ‘stateless commerce’

    Visitors to 47th Street in Manhattan notice one clear exception to business dominated by sophisticated financial institutions and companies housed in skyscrapers. The diamond district operates today much as it did decades ago. Duke University professor Barak Richman explains why in his recent book Stateless Commerce. Richman discussed the book…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ concerns about overly burdensome occupational licensing rules. The Daily Journal analyzes the N.C. Supreme Court’s response to a political tug of war between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If a politically active corporate CEO hurts his company’s bottom line, shareholders might have to turn to the courts to make up for their losses. It’s an idea Jon Pritchett espouses in a recent Wall Street Journal column. Pritchett explains his proposal in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    More on the makeup school controversy

    The Institute for Justice hosted a news conference in Charlotte as it filed its lawsuit last week challenging state restrictions against a proposed makeup school.
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2017
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    Separation of business and state

    Dan Mitchell wants to see it. He explains why in an International Liberty column. I don’t want companies to do well because the CEOs cozy up to politicians. If entrepreneurs and corporations are going to be rolling in money, I want that to happen because they are providing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2017
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    Corporations and political activism

    Those who read Jon Pritchett and Ed Tiryakian’s recent Wall Street Journal column will not be surprised by the latest commentary from Scott Greer at the Daily Caller. The New York Times thinks corporations now serve as the moral voice of America. In the wake of the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2017