Capitalism

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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
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    Mitch Kokai Appointed To Board of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

    The group Classical Liberals in the Carolinas named the John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai to its board of directors on August 9. CLC made the announcement in Winston-Salem during a meeting connected with the group’s annual conference. The three-day conference’s theme was “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2019
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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Want a good way to tax wealth and capital income?

    Wealth taxes and estate taxes are taxes on the virtue of saving. And nobody has found a good way to implement such a tax. Ten European countries, including France, Germany, and Sweden have repealed wealth taxes. India also repealed its wealth tax, first enacted in 1957, in 2015. Chris Edwards, in…
    Joseph Coletti, August 2, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Governing isn’t just poll-taking

    This week, political analyst John Hood discussed the issue of polling in his commentary published in Carolina Journal. In his piece, Hood examines the seemingly inconsistent results of polling. Hood writes: Most Democrats have a favorable view of socialism. Most Democrats also have a favorable view of capitalism. But socialism…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
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    Volunteering to do your patriotic duty

    Did you hear the one about the nineteen billionaires who loved their wealth so much they could not voluntarily part with it? George Soros, his son, one unnamed person and 16 others signed a letter claiming they “believe it is our duty to step up and support a wealth…
    Joseph Coletti, June 27, 2019
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    Inequality and a better life

    John Tamny‘s latest column for Real Clear Markets challenges the popular notion that increased inequality must be bad. In 1989 then prominent computer maker Tandy released the Tandy 5000. Though the poorest of today’s poor would haughtily turn their noses up to the 5000 today, at the time…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    Three Cheers for Country Time!

    ABC News reports: Country Time is doubling down on its campaign to save one of America’s favorite summer past times – children’s lemonade stands. The drink maker has been paying fines for kids across the country who have had their unpermitted stands shut down.
    Jon Guze, June 21, 2019