Economy (page 108)

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    Tax reform and wages

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports a top D.C. economist’s take on the likely wage impact of federal tax reform. Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett said the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may be able to help solve the problem of stagnant…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2017
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    California’s housing crisis offers lessons to NC

    “The great American single-family home problem” is an excellent piece today from the New York Times.  It looks at the housing crisis in California, but it has lessons for all cities, including those in North Carolina.  It alludes to the importance of Dillon Rule (which I wrote about…
    Julie Tisdale, December 4, 2017
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    More signs of the Venezuelan meltdown

    So you Bernie Bros and ladies want more socialism? Monica Showalter’s American Thinker column about the latest bad news in Venezuela might give you pause. In a purge as dramatic as that of Saudi Arabia or the Hollywood-media industrial complex, Venezuela has booted the most powerful names in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
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    Barron’s warns of latest bad economic idea

    Somewhat buried in Randall Forysth‘s latest Barron’s “Up and Down Wall Street” column is a disturbing idea for government-forced wealth redistribution. [S]ome see the market’s gains accruing only to those who hold the assets. Their solution: confiscation and redistribution of some of that wealth. In a New York…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest woes surrounding a Burke County development. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the role of tax policy in attracting leaders to a state and boosting its economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
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    Look, you really can attract jobs without corporate welfare!

    I love this piece in today’s Triangle Business Journal about international life sciences companies coming to the Triangle.  Companies from all over the world are choosing to locate their US headquarters in North Carolina and, as the article makes clear, they’re doing it for a whole host of reasons.
    Julie Tisdale, December 1, 2017
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    The president’s economic impact

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online tackles the popular notion of the president’s dominant impact on the nation’s economic performance. [T]his isn’t about data. It’s about bug-eyed, bone-in-the-nose, bark-at-the-moon primitivism. We like to think that we have left behind such ancient notions as divinely sanctioned kingship and rule…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    Myths of Reagan’s protectionism

    Colin Grabow and Scott Lincicome use a National Review column to counter a false narrative involving the 40th president’s record on trade. Prominent conservative supporters of President Trump often defend his trade protectionism by favorably comparing it to the policies of President Ronald Reagan. Indeed, just last week,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017