Economy

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    LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke 027: Recovering from Hurricane Florence

    The newest Head Locke is out and you can listen to it here or download and subscribe on iTunes. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Florence dropped an estimated 8 trillion gallons of water across states in the Southeast. Counties in southeastern North Carolina, towns along the coast,…
    Anna Manning, September 25, 2018
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    Trump, trade, and China

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take President Trump to task for his actions regarding trade and China. With tariffs and tweets, President Trump eggs on a trade war between China and America. With no trade talks on the horizon, relations are unlikely to improve soon. That seems to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Big Labor betting big on Dems

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports on labor groups’ role in bankrolling Democrats’ election campaigns. Big Labor is dropping big money on the 2018 elections despite their own rhetoric about outside spending. Unions represent 12 of the top 25 largest outside spending organizations in the 2018…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that tariffs and trade battles could increase the price tag for North Carolina as it rebuilds from Hurricane Florence. The Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s leaders have rejected a political philosophy that calls for tax hikes during times of natural…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Schiff among those offering doom-and-gloom predictions

    Leah Simpson writes at DailyMail.com that high-profile economic commentator Peter Schiff predicts a major economic downturn. And he’s not alone. The next recession could put the 2008 financial crash to shame if two experts’ predictions about the worldwide debt of $247 trillion are correct. Expected to hit the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2018
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    Head of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee highlights good news

    Rep. Erik Paulsen shares with Investor’s Business Daily readers the latest good news involving the American economy. Economists in the Obama Administration and elsewhere declared slow growth to be “new normal” and refused to reconsider despite every economic indicator saying otherwise — we have more job openings than…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2018
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    Warren’s latest plan labeled socialist, unconstitutional

    Lee Edwards uses a National Review Online column to lambast U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for government control of big corporations. Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act has serious enforcement powers. It permits the federal government to revoke the charter of a U.S. company if it has engaged in “repeated…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    An ERA worth approving

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight legislation that would restore worker freedom. One early opportunity we identified was to reform the 83-year-old regimen of labor laws, which are obsolete for workers, who are their supposed beneficiaries, and survive only as a political weapon for the Left. We pointed…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2018