Economic development (page 8)

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    Deirdre McCloskey Talks About “True Liberal Values”

    In a recently published interview, the distinguished economic historian discusses the theme of her soon to be published book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. Here are a few highlights: [T]he … 18th-century idea of liberalism—which is the theory…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
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    Amazon changes its mind–New Yorkers should be happy

    New York City and State were on the verge of handing over up to $3 billion in subsidies to Amazon as an enticement (bribe) to get them to locate a new headquarters on Long Island in Queens. Luckily for the people of New York, Amazon is backing out of the…
    Roy Cordato, February 14, 2019
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    Tax cuts, innovation, and economic growth

    Paul Romer won the Nobel prize in economics for showing how innovation creates economic growth. A new working paper from Raj Chetty and his colleagues presents a model of how much innovation results from tax cuts. Their model suggests tax changes “have no impact on the decisions of star inventors,…
    Joseph Coletti, January 31, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina could take a modest step toward reforming its capital gains tax. Roy Cordato recommends capping that tax at its current rate. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. As National School Choice Week concludes, Terry Stoops recaps North Carolina’s recent achievements…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When Apple chose Austin over Raleigh for its major new expansion project, some N.C. economic developers fretted about another “loss” for the Tar Heel State. Jon Sanders analyzes Apple’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the significance of a recent federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on two lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new voter ID law. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal argues that North Carolina is the real winner in the Apple sweepstakes.
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal reports on the vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto and place a photo voter ID requirement into law. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal exposes a key problem with most economic impact studies for taxpayer-funded projects and programs.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    ‘Losing’ Apple doesn’t mean NC is a loser. Far from it.

    In the last decade, North Carolina policymakers have adopted economic growth policies. We’ve witnessed impressive results from it.
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2018