Economy (page 4)

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    Revaluing home ownership

    Has government policy, in promoting home ownership, actually made it more difficult to own a home? It’s almost a ridiculous question: who ever heard of a government policy having unintended effects that are opposite of intended outcome? It’s like suggesting that there was gambling at Rick’s Cafe.
    Joseph Coletti, January 16, 2020
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    Government bullying and workplace diversity

    Charles Sauer writes for the Washington Examiner about the negative impact of government intervention in workplace diversity issues. Many times when we see that things in the workplace are unequal it is because of systemic factors in society and underlying career funnels. For instance, a few years ago…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Red-state growth and electoral politics

    Kristin Tate of The Hill compares unemployment and economic performance data among the states. As of mid-2019, every single one of the top 10 most popular governors in the country were Republicans, while eight of the 10 least popular were Democrats. Generally speaking, voters trust Republicans more than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports on the limited action in the General Assembly’s latest one-day session. Brooke Conrad and Kari Travis report on the potential impact of a transparency lawsuit linked to UNC’s Silent Sam controversy. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a dramatic fall in child poverty.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
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    Scrapping the pro-union ‘joint employer’ rule

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights a Trump administration change that will disappoint labor union leaders. The White House has formally rolled back one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious attempts to rewrite federal labor law to benefit unions, the so-called joint employer rule. The Trump administration…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
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    An economic statistic that’s bound to help Trump

    Matt Margolis highlights at PJMedia.com an economic fact that’s likely to work in President Trump’s favor during this re-election year. It doesn’t seem all that long ago the media and liberal academia were predicting economic meltdown in the aftermath of Trump’s election. Liberal “economist” Paul Krugman, for example,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
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    Don’t equate lowering the tax rate with offering targeted incentives

    In an otherwise excellent article about the limited impact of targeted tax incentives in North Carolina (already noted by “Locker Room” colleague Jon Sanders), Zachary Eanes of the Raleigh News & Observer offers the following statement: North Carolina, which has repeatedly lowered its corporate tax rate over the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020