Economy (page 109)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Amid all the talk about Russian collusion, few people have paid much attention to possible links between the Russian government and environmental groups trying to influence American energy policy. Donald van der Vaart explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why he wrote a recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2018
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    Carolina Beach food truck lawsuit explored

    After you read Lindsay Marchello’s article about a new lawsuit challenging Carolina Beach’s food truck restrictions, check out the Institute for Justice’s video on the topic.
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2018
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    Did Adam Smith believe people are strictly self interested profit maximizers?

    From his neglected, especially among economists, Theory of Moral Sentiments: Nature, when she formed man for society, endowed him with an original desire to please, and an original aversion to offend his brethren. She taught him to feel pleasure in their favorable, and pain in their unfavorable regard. She rendered…
    Roy Cordato, August 22, 2018
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    Ocasio-Cortez fails to spot link between bad policy and unintended outcome

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details one disturbing aspect of self-proclaimed democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest campaign stop. Socialist New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented the closing of her former employer but glided over the fact that it was closing because of the minimum-wage hikes…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2018
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    Warren’s corporate proposal labeled a ‘catastrophe’

    Samuel Hammond uses a National Review Online column to critique U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal targeting American corporations. The ability of businesses to grow rapidly is a one of the most defining and precious features of the American economy. Amazon went from a fledgling online bookstore to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2018
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    Nebraska to offer DPC option in health plan

    Beginning in 2019, Nebraska’s state employees will have the option to enroll in a Direct Primary Care (DPC) benefit plan. The governor signed Legislative Bill 1119 back in April, which set up the DPC pilot program for three years. DPC does not accept…
    Jordan Roberts, August 20, 2018
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    Why haven’t people embraced free trade completely?

    Daniel Hannan has some ideas. He shares them with readers of a Competitive Enterprise Institute report on the undeniable benefits of free trade. What lies behind these fears? There are, I think, three explanations, one psychological, one aesthetic, and one political. First, the psychological objection. Free trade is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2018
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    Trump’s economic promises

    Michael Barone argues in the New York Post that President Trump appears to be following through on candidate Donald Trump’s promises for the American economy. Is President Trump fulfilling candidate Trump’s promises? You can make a case that he is, based on some surprising and widely unexpected economic…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2018