Economic development (page 91)

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    Fighting the zero-sum mentality

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update explores efforts to fight the notion that economic transactions benefit one person at another’s expense. How do you neutralize the zero-sum fallacy? How do you explain to people that prosperity comes from people working and often cooperating to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Troy University economist Scott Beaulier about the key ingredients of economic freedom. Joseph Coletti’s guest Daily Journal presents a case against the death tax — which just returned from the dead.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a bill that would restrict municipal broadband systems in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal challenges Democrats’ complaints that the Republican-led General Assembly’s top priorities have nothing to do with creating jobs.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2011
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    Saying what Say said, rather than what Keynes says Say said

    Even if you’re not an economist, you’ve likely heard the name Keynes or the word “Keynesian” in recent months. The famous British economist John Maynard Keynes put forth theories during the 1930s that justified government policies involving increased spending to jumpstart a sluggish economy. In a presentation today to the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2011
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    About those ‘bloodless’ markets

    The latest “Curious Capitalist” column in TIME begins: Markets can be merciless, bloodlessly processing available information to price assets appropriately. The assertion is true as far as it goes. But the implication is clearly false, when you consider what “markets” are. In a book…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2011
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    Film Office flim flam

    Live Blog The Wilmington Star-News touts state subsidies to movies. Not all of the money goes to movie stars, however, some of it goes to promoting the tax credits themselves. The N.C. Film Office plans to print out business cards and give them to film…
    Joseph Coletti, March 17, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on the legislative debate over a voter ID bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the concept of a “green-collar” job.
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2011
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    Amazon skips North Carolina

    Illinois became the latest state to impose an Amazon Tax. If you remember, North Carolina’s attempt to tax the retailer led Amazon (and Overstock.com, Blue Nile, and others) to end relationships with affiliate businesses in North Carolina that drove business to the site. That meant North…
    Joseph Coletti, March 14, 2011