Economy (page 3)

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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 26, plus a note about reopening metrics

    Still about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and the media and Cooper need to stop pretending "reopening metrics" the governor made up on the fly are somehow forcing him not to reopen the state.
    Jon Sanders, April 27, 2021
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    Inflation fears return for some

    John Cochrane and Kevin Hassett write at National Review Online about the possible return of the dreaded “I” word. Many people today have little memory of the dangers associated with high inflation. [T]he vaccinated, post-COVID boom is on the way. Most people have money, and are ready…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2021
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    Targeted tax incentives still represent bad policy

    Over the weekend, a reporter asked me to comment on Senate Bill 493. It’s the latest effort to tweak North Carolina’s Job Development Investment Grant, the state’s primary targeted tax incentive program. I’m not sure how much of my response will end up in the final story. You’ll see…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    Biden has no choice but to short-circuit economic growth

    Rick Moran writes at PJMedia.com about the president’s mystifying approach to American economic policy. Joe Biden is not a stupid man. He may believe crazy stuff but he certainly knows that raising taxes on the most productive members of society and their capital will choke off economic growth…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    A year ago today, Cooper broke his trust with North Carolinians

    On April 23, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper was expected to announce reopening plans at the end of his "thirty days … to slow the spread." As you know, he didn't.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2021
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    Small businesses dislike corporate swing to the left

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights recent concerns from small business owners. As corporate America’s embrace of social liberalism has complicated its relationship with the Republican Party, small-business owners are hunkering down and readying for “war” as President Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress get ready to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2021
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    AIER: 35 studies, no evidence lockdowns control the virus

    The studies upend the foolish assumptions behind this deadly and costly "science experiment in real time, with most of the human population used as lab rats."
    Jon Sanders, April 21, 2021
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    Global minimum tax would cause much more harm than good

    Tom Spencer writes at National Review Online about a particularly bad tax idea: the global minimum tax. Over the past 30 years, corporate-tax rates have fallen across the developed world. Advanced economies have woken up to the fact that lower marginal rates encourage entrepreneurship and attract foreign direct…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021