Economy (page 10)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the direct impact of Gov. Roy Cooper’s order to keep N.C. bowling alleys closed. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes between the number of COVID-19 infections and the number of confirmed cases.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina will lose a source of natural gas and a potential economic boost, now that Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have decided to kill the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Donald van der Vaart explores the reason for pipeline owners’ decision in the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2020
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    Now 77 percent of NC’s known COVID-19 cases are in recovery

    The number of people recovered from COVID-19 in NC has grown at an increasing rate relative not only to known cases, but more importantly, relative to deaths.
    Jon Sanders, July 14, 2020
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    Hospitals’ poor pandemic preparations cost us all

    Vik Khanna argues in a Federalist column that we are all suffering now from hospitals‘ lack of preparation for a pandemic. When the eventual COVID-19 post-mortem is conducted, the big culprit in the economic mayhem unleashed upon Americans is going to be the health-care industry, specifically hospitals. When…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2020
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    More Thoughts on the Futility of Lockdowns

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I called attention to statistical evidence indicating that: (1) most people who were willing and able to practice social distancing had already started doing it before any lockdowns were put in place and (2) most people who were unwilling…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2020
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    COVID in NC: Some recent trends

    Here are some recent COVID-19 trends from the available data for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’ll find plenty of “cracks, potholes, and detours” in North Carolina’s state transportation budget. Those are the words Joseph Coletti uses to describes transportation budget problems. He explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses supply and demand shocks in N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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    COVID hospitalizations in context

    At 1,034 hospitalizations, we're about one-twelfth of the best-case scenario hospitalizations projected now. Taken in context, this scary number is good news, not bad.
    Jon Sanders, July 9, 2020