Economy

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    Poll: 49% Expect Tax Hike If Democrat Elected President

    From Rasmussen comes a poll of likely voters on their expectations for November 2020.  Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and…
    Donna Martinez, November 12, 2019
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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Dan Hannan explains in a Washington Examiner column that the late economist Milton Friedman espoused ideas that will never grow old. Friedman luxuriated in capitalist successes. A fundamentally optimistic man, he never lost his conviction that the free market showered its richest benefits on those who were often…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    Rowe knows the ills of student loans

    Joseph Curl highlights for the Daily Wire an assessment of the student loan debt problem from TV’s Mike Rowe. Rowe, the host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and former host of of the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs,” appeared Thursday on Fox Business to promote his new book…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    This Is Your Country on Socialism

    Keep your eye on Venezuela! Evolución 1990-2019 del PIB per cápita en Sudamérica a Paridad de Poder de Compra (PPP), dólares de 2011. pic.twitter.com/lDEoWrUpry — Aldo Lema – Chile (@AldoLema_cl) November 2, 2019 For those who are too young to…
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2019
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    Cato considers wealth inequality

    Chris Edwards of Cato just alerted me to a new study from the libertarian institute. It tackles one of today’s main political issues. A growing number of political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. They complain that wealth is being shifted to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2019
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    Countering the anti-capitalism crowd

    Noah Rothman defends capitalism against its detractors in the latest issue of Commentary. The new generation of anti-marketeers appears wedded to a notion that there is something out there that must be better than what we have, that the global commercial culture can be and should be replaced.
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2019
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    Charlotte Observer Features JLF’s Jon Sanders on Wage Increases

    Last week, the Charlotte Observer published an article on the intersection of wages and affordable housing. The story reads: Consider Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis as a math problem. Housing costs are too high. Wages are too low. How do you solve it? So far, the community has focused on half…
    Brenee Goforth, October 31, 2019
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    “As you know, tax increases are not easy. It takes money.”

    So says someone advocating for Mecklenburg County’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike on Tuesday’s ballot: “It just takes a lot of money to educate and to get our message out,” said Darrel Williams, who chairs the Partnership For A Better Mecklenburg. “As you know, tax increases are not easy. It…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2019