Business (page 6)

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    Winston-Salem surgeon files lawsuit challenging N.C. certificate-of-need restrictions

    North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law blocks a Winston-Salem surgeon from buying an MRI machine that could help serve his patients. The CON restrictions prompted Dr. Gajendra Singh to file a constitutional lawsuit against the state. The legal action challenges CON’s limitations on economic liberty. Singh discussed the suit today during a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2018
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    Tackling trade deficits

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online focuses on the confusion surrounding trade deficits. The problem with all this trade-deficit talk is that nobody seems to know what trade deficits are, what they mean, or what causes them. A trade deficit is nothing like a budget deficit. Each year’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Why conservatives defend free enterprise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal – When conservatives advocate lower taxes and less regulation, their critics often retort that conservatives are just advancing the interest of business. That’s either a misunderstanding or a purposeful mischaracterization. I have nothing against the business sector — some of my…
    Anna Manning, July 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on warnings from top state government officials about financial irregularities within N.C. local governments. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains conservative support for free enterprise.
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. manufacturers bracing for the impact of new federal tariffs. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on the positive role brewers, distillers, and winemakers play in their communities.
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2018
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    Prestigious business school adds application qualification: ‘Niceness’

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online highlights an unusual element of the application process for Dartmouth’s business school. Dartmouth’s business school has announced that it will judge its applicants partially on their “niceness.” The Tuck School of Business will decide whether to admit applicants based on four criteria:…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2018
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    Plant-Based Meat Alternative? A Fascinating Look at Food Innovation and Market Demand

    Several friends of mine are vegans. I can’t imagine changing my diet in such a fundamental way, but they keep encouraging me to replace meat. They say more and more tasty alternatives are emerging. Based on this story, they’re right. Check out the innovation that’s occurring inside Beyond Meat,…
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2018
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai weighs in on Salisbury, NC broadband service for the Heartland Institute

    John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai was featured in an article by the Heartland Institute about Salisbury, North Carolina getting out of the internet business ten years after building a taxpayer-funded broadband service that caused the city to issue $33.56 million in public debt. Mitch Kokai, a senior political…
    Anna Manning, July 18, 2018