Economy (page 116)

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    Barron’s ‘economic beat’ writer places Trump’s economic numbers in perspective

    Gene Epstein‘s latest Barron’s column exposes the dangers of making overly optimistic assumptions based on economic data compiled during President Trump’s opening months in office. The record reveals the hazards of extrapolating from 3% in a single quarter. Under the Obama administration, there were eight quarters of 3%…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If a politically active corporate CEO hurts his company’s bottom line, shareholders might have to turn to the courts to make up for their losses. It’s an idea Jon Pritchett espouses in a recent Wall Street Journal column. Pritchett explains his proposal in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    An economics lesson for Gov. Roy Cooper

    The governor’s office announces the following: Price Gouging Law Now in Effect Statewide Earlier today, Gov. Cooper also signed Executive Order No. 18, declaring an abnormal market disruption for gasoline in North Carolina based on the temporary shutdown of Texas and Louisiana fuel refineries due to Hurricane Harvey. As a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2017
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    How The Special Interest Effect Works

    You may have heard of “the special interest effect,” but what is it really? Dr. Roy Cordato explains in this report. The special interest effect focuses on the relationship between legislators and interest groups and is invoked to explain why, over time, the legislative process will tend to…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2017
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    Duke’s Munger labels Locke first ‘modern’ economist

    The 17th-century British philosopher John Locke is known for his major political influence on the American Founders. He’s less known as an early advocate of principles that have become part of modern economics. In commemoration of Locke’s 385th birthday, Duke University professor Michael Munger highlighted Locke’s economic thought during a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2017
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    What Would YOU Do If You Were Jasna Bukvic?

    “You shouldn’t need a license just to talk about makeup,” says Jasna Bukvic. With the help of the Institute for Justice, Jasna is suing the state of North Carolina, which says she must have one in order to teach people how to apply makeup. Watch Jasna describe the ridiculous…
    Donna Martinez, August 29, 2017
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    A focus on skills-based immigration

    Reihan Salam presents a case at National Review Online for an immigration system based on immigrants’ skills. Shortly after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Georgia senator David Perdue released the RAISE Act, a bill that would, among other things, sharply reduce legal-immigration levels, it occurred to me that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2017
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    Separation of business and state

    Dan Mitchell wants to see it. He explains why in an International Liberty column. I don’t want companies to do well because the CEOs cozy up to politicians. If entrepreneurs and corporations are going to be rolling in money, I want that to happen because they are providing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2017