Economy (page 3)

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    Money and action in civil society

    A recent essay provided as examples of reclaiming civil society: “an independent voter organizing project…[that] ultimately elected a progressive woman as a county commissioner in a conservative rural county.” So much for civil society as neighbors helping neighbors and the lesson of the Good Samaritan who used his own money…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on new N.C. polling data linked to parental school choice. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights new research that pans Georgia’s much-touted film incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    A defense of comparative advantage

    Writers at National Review Online are engaging in verbal fisticuffs over the merits of free markets. Veronique de Rugy comes down on the pro-free-market side. She also offers us a great reminder of the concept of comparative advantage. McCarthy writes that “Comparative advantage is yet another reductive philosophical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of school choice in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal documents North Carolina’s flourishing economy in 2019.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    California’s impact on more conservative areas

    Bill Croke writes for the Federalist that bad news for California means good news elsewhere. As the once great state of California continues its imperial decline, the cities of the American West are booming. The Golden State is losing its shine and is no longer the magnet of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    The high cost of a fracking attack

    Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute tallies potential consequences of a ban on hydraulic fracturing. The extraction of oil and gas through the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (colloquially, “fracking”) has catapulted the United States into leadership of the world’s energy markets. Since 2007, fracking has…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Two North Carolina Cities Make the Top 15 for Jobs, Salaries, and Business

    CNBC reports: Though housing is scarce and wages are stagnant across the country, a lot of American cities are booming: They offer job opportunities, thriving businesses and an abundance of places to live. Personal finance site MagnifyMoney identified America’s biggest “boomtowns” by analyzing…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020