Business (page 9)

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    Today at Noon: The History of Small Business Political Activism

    Join us at 12 Noon in downtown Raleigh, or live on Facebook. We’ll hear about history and small business. Today, many small business owners see government as their biggest obstacle, but that was not always the case. In this presentation, Prof. Ben Waterhouse of UNC-Chapel Hill will recount the history…
    Donna Martinez, April 30, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Efforts to boost safety in N.C. schools include a focus on improving mental health services available to students. Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent legislative school safety meeting that emphasized the need for more school nurses and psychologists. She shares her findings during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    Tax cuts spur businesses and the economy

    A new paper on Sweat Equity in U.S. Private Business finds “existing measures of business incomes and valuations” understate “the value of time to build customer bases, client lists, and other intangible assets.” As a result, they also understate the impact of tax cuts to boost the economy.
    Joseph Coletti, April 18, 2018
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    Is there a fair way to tax Wayfair and other online retailers?

    Wayfair, the home furnishings online retailer that is almost as ubiquitous as Ikea and original maker of the second-hand computer stand being used for this blogpost, is at the Supreme Court tomorrow. South Dakota is trying to tax Wayfair’s sales in that state. It’s oddly symmetrical for…
    Joseph Coletti, April 16, 2018
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    Open letter to the president on the negative impact of trade deficits

    Dear Mr. Trump: There has not been a day that has gone by recently where you haven’t pointed to large dollar trade deficits (i.e. goods and services surpluses) that the US has with other countries like China, as a major reason why you are pursuing protectionist trade policies that punish…
    Roy Cordato, April 4, 2018
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    Measuring the impact of ideas

    Think tanks like the John Locke Foundation have a hard time knowing whether we are successful. How well do we advance our mission to “transform government through competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility” and provide “a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith,…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2018
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    No, There Ought NOT To Be a Law

    One of my concerns about our society is that we have many folks who believe the answer to virtually any problem — real or perceived — is government intervention. My view is the opposite: Let’s rely on ourselves to solve problems first, and let’s turn to government only when…
    Donna Martinez, March 27, 2018