Business (page 9)

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    The Voting Gender Gap

    Despite a media narrative that women are disadvantaged by a patriarchal society, women outperform men in a key exercise of freedom: voting. From Pew Research on voting trends: Both men and women turned out at record rates in the 2018 midterm election – mirroring historic turnout increases among…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2019
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    Forbes praises capitalism’s virtues

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine explains why “capitalism isn’t kaput.” HARDLY A DAY goes by without some eminence from business or finance proclaiming with furrowed brow and seeming sorrow that capitalism is in crisis and must be overhauled if it is to survive and not be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Some publication that I don’t read: NC 4th best state for business

    Chief Executive magazine says that North Carolina the 4th best state for business in 2019, one spot lower than last year.  Texas, Florida, and Tennessee are the top three states.  Illinois, New York, and California are the bottom three.
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2019
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    Should investors care about the political giving of CEOs?

    A new working paper by Alma Cohen of Harvard, Roberto Tallarita of Harvard Law School, and Moshe Hazan and David Weiss of Tel-Aviv University finds CEOs of public companies tend to lean Republican and that public companies led by Republican CEOs tend to be less transparent in their political…
    Joseph Coletti, May 7, 2019
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    Businesses as tax collectors

    Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation highlights the outsized role businesses play as tax collectors. … American businesses are critical to the tax collection system at every level of government—federal, state, and local. Businesses either pay or remit more than 93 percent of all the taxes collected by…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online that Winston-Salem landed a major aircraft industry business without offering tax incentives. The Daily Journal uses a Louisiana case to remind readers about the value of the zero tax bracket.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    French checks into Chick-fil-A controversy

    David French of National Review Online ties the latest Chick-fil-A controversy to a broader culture war. Every single time I grow even slightly more optimistic about the state of American polarization and the prospects for true American tolerance, I get disappointed. Every time I think that we could…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    Placing the Brexit bickering in context

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains that many pundits approach the Brexit debate from the wrong perspective. The great benefit of trade is the imports, not the exports — the politicians always get that wrong. You would think that the United Kingdom, with its proud history of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2019