Economy (page 4)

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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 19

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2021
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    Cooper cost his favorite restaurant over $2,000/day. What did he do to yours?

    Anyone with any compassion has to be distraught over what Gov. Roy Cooper has done to the state’s small businesses over the past 13 months so far. On Friday, Donna Martinez posted a devastating post with audio so you can listen to small business owners…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2021
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    A worthwhile ‘workers party’

    James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute explores what it would mean for the Republican Party to focus on American workers. The notion of the Republican Party — or any party, really — being a “workers party” is conceptually confusing. That word, “worker.” Let’s think about it. Sure,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online about a distiller’s battle with N.C. regulators over online sales. John Hood’s CJ Opinion argues that too many workers are sidelined. Terry Stoops’ CJ Opinion highlights a win for the N.C. Constitution in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2021
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    Voices of the pandemic shutdown: 3 NC business owners tell their stories

    COVID-19 – the virus and the shutdown – have been incredibly difficult for all of us. I lost my father-in-law to the virus, shocking my family and imprinting 2020 on my heart as a year of suffering, sadness, and loss. Because of that, emotion wells up in me pretty quickly…
    Donna Martinez, April 16, 2021
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    Mike Rowe knows why a higher minimum wage means bad news

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist focuses on one high-profile critic of raising the government-mandated minimum wage. I worked a “dirty job.” On my 14th birthday, I cleaned toilets, for the then-minimum wage of $3.35. That’s how I know Mike Rowe is right about them. Over the weekend, while…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Proposed Taxpayer Bill of Rights spotlights contrast in governing

    If you want to see the difference in philosophy of government, look first at spending. For a glaring example, compare Gov. Roy Cooper’s big budget blowout with the sustainable spending state senators would enshrine in the state constitution. Cooper’s budget proposal would increase General Fund appropriations $2.9 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, April 15, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 12

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2021