Economy (page 110)

  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on regulations and other challenges facing the funeral industry. The Daily Journal highlights a valid concern about abuse of North Carolina’s legislative process to get quick action.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2017
  • Post

    A downside of dealing with Amazon’s demands

    Mya Frazier of Bloomberg Businessweek details one Ohio community’s experience with an incentives-fueled Amazon project. The emergency responders of Licking County, Ohio, are under strain. At least once a day, a medical unit from West Licking Fire Station 3 makes a run to the Amazon.com Inc. warehouse 3.1…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2017
  • Post

    Departing Barron’s columnist compares lessons learned from economics experts … and his mom

    Gene Epstein is leaving Barron’s “Economic Beat” readers on a high note. Compared to what? At what cost? Who pays? And, what happens next? It’s the responsibility of economists to ask and answer questions like these—and the job of economics columnists to relate and explain the discussion. I’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2017
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Tax Foundation continues to elevate North Carolina’s ranking in its State Business Tax Climate Index. Roy Cordato analyzes the new No. 11 ranking for the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses the recent veto override of a bill that loosens N.C. ballot-access restrictions…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2017
  • Post

    College is oversold: Forbes 400 edition

    Those who believe that college is oversold might be interested in the latest edition of the Forbes 400. What does it take to become super rich in America? Do you actually need an Ivy League degree or an MBA from a top school? Does starring on a varsity…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
  • Post

    Where North Carolina cities rank in sales taxes

    The Tax Foundation published an interesting ranking of sales tax rates in major US cities today.  The whole piece is worth reading, but just a couple quick comments from a North Carolina local government angle. First, two points of clarification.  By “major,” they mean cities with populations of at…
    Julie Tisdale, October 23, 2017
  • Post

    Why Do We Need Free Trade? Today at Noon

    Bryan Riley from the Heritage Foundation joins us at 12 Noon at JLF in downtown Raleigh to discuss the worldwide marketplace, free trade, and the Trump administration. Save your seat here.
    Donna Martinez, October 23, 2017
  • Post

    “At this point, it would be difficult to foresee a set of circumstances that would drive the headline unemployment rate much lower”

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai weighs in on new North Carolina unemployment numbers, as reported by Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal. Most noteworthy in the September employer survey is that the state had a loss of 3,400 private-sector jobs from August. The biggest decline was 4,600 jobs in leisure…
    Donna Martinez, October 23, 2017