Economy

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a regulatory sandbox bill moving through the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why North Carolina’s labor force shouldn’t be shrinking.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index and Immunity Update for the Week Ending September 20

    This past week 99.3% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and more than four out of five (81.8%) adult North Carolinians are estimated to have either vaccine-induced or natural immunity.
    Jon Sanders, September 21, 2021
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    Hey Charlotte: If spending has such great “economic impact,” why hide huge cost overruns?

    My latest article for the American Institute for Economic Research takes note of the fact that, thanks to Eric Rowell of Hunterville’s question, the celebrated “economic impact” study for Charlotte’s proposed Transformational Mobility Network has no opportunity costs built into the model. “None.” This is a perennial problem with economic…
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2021
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    Freedom To Farm

    Read The New Locke-Commissioned Research Report Freedom To Farm The Impacts of Agriculture Regulation On Production and Processing In The South In this paper, author Vincent Smith examines the structure and differences in seven southern states and the federal regulations that…
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2021
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    Government Drives Up Consumer Costs

    Government is a necessary institution, and I would argue that, when it is fulfilling its constitutionally designated role, it has the capacity for much good. I realize some of my most libertarian friends rally around a battle cry of “Taxation is theft” as they raise their well-worn copy of The Law (a…
    Brooke Medina, September 20, 2021
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    Amy Cooke: Lefty Report Smears North Carolina. It’s Nonsense.

    North Carolina is an obviously better place to work than D.C., New York, and California. But the leftist group Oxfam (supporters of compulsory unionization) is trying to smear N.C. as the worst place in the United States for workers. In the latest “Locke’d & Loaded,” Locke…
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Feature

    John Hood’s Carolina Journal Opinion highlights the importance of accurate facts in debates about income and poverty.
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    Digging Into Details of Black Unemployment

    Walter Myers uses a National Review Online column to rebut a popular narrative about unemployment among black Americans. Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its disappointing monthly jobs report, which showed that the economy had added only 250,000 jobs in August, far fewer than the 750,000 expected.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021