Economy

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    New directions for conservative giving

    Daniel Schmidt and Michael Hartmann pay homage to Michael Joyce, long-time president of the Bradley Foundation, and draw lessons for the future direction of conservative giving, which they see becoming more diverse and personal. There is a lot worth reading in the essay, but some of the areas where…
    Joseph Coletti, June 22, 2018
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    Will You Be Replaced By a Robot?

    A new poll from Rasmussen shows that many Americans believe robotic technology is not only here to stay, the use of robots will expand and make a big impact on the job market. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults think…
    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their $23.9 billion General Fund budget for 2018-19. Becki Gray analyzes the budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how a federal process called “equitable sharing” thwarts North Carolina’s protections against civil…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Company emblematic of ‘Obamanomics’ dropped from Dow

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner notes interesting financial news involving General Electric. When the Dow Jones index was born in 1896, General Electric was one of the companies included. It’s been a constituent of the Dow continuously since 1907. In a sign of how far the company…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: N.C. Farmers About To Feel the Crunch of Retaliatory Tariffs

    The president continues to push tariffs as a tactic toward his vision of “fair” trade. Reporting for Carolina Journal, Julie Havlak looks into the impact of the trade dispute with China on North Carolina . As the trade dispute with China picks up, bigger farms in North Carolina are…
    Donna Martinez, June 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. farmers bracing for the impact of retaliatory tariffs. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us why the debate over raising N.C. teacher pay to the national average is misguided.
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2018
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    In Case You Missed It

    Friday was the anniversary of an important but little known event. The Adam Smith Institute’s Madsen Pirie tells the story: Forty years ago, in 1978, 18 farmers from the village of Xiaogang in China, met at night in secret. They had seen subsistence and famine. Exhausted and…
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2018
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    To the left, to the left

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the Democratic Party’s radical turn. One indicator of progressive hatred of Donald Trump that deserves more contemplation is this: The Democratic party is moving left with breathtaking velocity. Not only is it far to the left of Bill Clinton, it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018