Business (page 34)

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    Why Should N.C. Businesses Like the House Budget?

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, lists three items N.C. businesses should like about the state House budget. Gray offered these comments during the June 2, 2017, edition of the N.C. Channel’s “Bottom Line.” WATCH here. You’ll find Becki’s full assessment of the House budget here. Among her…
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 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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    Look no further than film incentives, solar subsidies, and the recent vote on craft freedom

    From Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action, 1949, pp. 865-866. (To understand this passage in terms of the Orwellian language that dominates modern politics in North Carolina and elsewhere substitute the word stakeholders for Mises’ use of the phrase “pressure groups.”) The public looks askance upon the lobbyists and blames…
    Roy Cordato, May 19, 2017
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    The Hidden Taxes in North Carolina’s Sales Tax

    Dr. Roy Cordato explains a key point of North Carolina tax policy that many of us don’t realize. I am referring to the fact that North Carolina taxes final sales of products to the end consumer and business to business on sales. That is, it taxes goods that are inputs…
    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2017