Economy (page 110)

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    Homebuilding Still Not Up to Par

    According to a new Zillow report: Although construction rates have been steadily rising – with June new home sales up 2.4 percent from a year ago – the U.S. is still building fewer single-family homes on a per capita basis than it did historically.
    Jon Guze, August 17, 2018
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    Warren and nationalization

    Kevin Williamson writes for National Review Online about U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support for government control over much of the nation’s economy. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America.
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online that a leading state lawmaker points to recent turmoil as evidence that North Carolina needs to reform its alcohol laws. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal highlights a flaw in the Trump administration term “reciprocal trade.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2018
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    Dictators can’t dictate markets

    Kevin Williamson‘s latest column at National Review Online probes the limits of dictatorial power. Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is learning a lesson that history has taught, sometimes harshly, to many men of his kind in the past: Tyrants have power, but markets have more power. If you are a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s tour this week highlighting hurricane recovery efforts. John Hood’s Daily Journal compares economic growth rates in Raleigh, Charlotte, and the rest of North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2018
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    Gallup: Americans Say U.S.-China Tariffs More Harmful Than Helpful

    From Gallup’s July 26 polling results on U.S.-China tariffs. More losers than winners — that’s the legacy of tariffs.  …
    Donna Martinez, August 13, 2018
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    Investor’s Business Daily takes media to task for rewriting economic history

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily attempt to correct the economic record mainstream media outlets have distorted. The stronger the economy gets under President Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past. A recent New York Times…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2018
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    Sweden, Denmark succeeded because of capitalism, not socialism

    Julia Howe and Anthony Kim explain in a Daily Signal column why those who proclaim support for socialism should think twice before citing Sweden and Denmark to support their claims. First, these countries are not technically socialist. By the YDSA’s definition, socialism entails a centrally planned economy with…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2018