Economy (page 11)

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    Wealth taxes wouldn’t answer our current problems

    Andrew Stuttaford of National Review Online urges caution as some pundits propose an increased reliance on wealth taxes to cure what ails society. Writing in Bloomberg, Noah Smith gives more than a nod to Peter Turchin’s theory of elite overproduction … as a cause of the current wave…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper continuing to block Republican-led legislation during the COVID-19 crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should avoid policies that keep workers sidelined.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Judge Covid decides: Being made to wear a face covering

    Judge Covid, who should wear face masks?
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2020
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    Cooper’s self-defeating mask mandate

    Here is Cooper's decision matrix. One of the squares is a clear winner for freedom and self-determination in a state that boasts of being "First In Freedom." But there's also one that offers nothing but submission to the autocrat. Guess which one Cooper chose?
    Jon Sanders, June 25, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020