Economy (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessment that voter ID presents a no-win situation for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why selective tax breaks are unwise.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Thanks, capitalism and free trade

    Brad Polumbo looks back at the 2010s for the Washington Examiner. It’s human nature to focus on the negative, so it’s worth starting 2020 with an earnest appreciation of all the gains we made during the last decade. Despite the doom-and-gloom rhetoric of economic disaster pushed by politicians…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2020
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    Trump and the ‘Big Kahuna’ economy

    Katherine Doyle writes for the Washington Examiner about the economy‘s likely impact on President Trump’s re-election prospects. A humming economy, rising wages, promises kept, and forecasts that economic growth will continue have Republican pollsters saying President Trump is well-placed for reelection. “Among presidents running for reelection since 1912,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 31, 2019
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    International economic fight brewing

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports on a potential fight over leadership of a major international group. A former Mexican diplomat is expected to seek an unprecedented fourth term as head of the top international body monitoring economic policies and trends, setting up a potential fight with…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2019
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    Overeducated and underskilled

    Another new paper finds that colleges are increasingly the wrong way to go for good jobs, producing debt-ridden graduates who are “overeducated and underskilled.” Instead of college, Veronique de Rugy and Jack Salmon of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, suggested apprenticeships and on-the-job training will become the…
    Joseph Coletti, December 18, 2019
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    A critique of the trade deal with China

    Helen Raleigh of the Federalist pans a proposed trade agreement with China. Last Friday, U.S. and Chinese officials confirmed that that two nations reached a “phase one” trade deal. After more than two years of uncertainty, this is welcome news for many. Yet it is concerning because so…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal online that North Carolina’s State Judicial Council recommends upgrades and reforms for the state’s courts system. John Trump’s Daily Journal challenges the notion that discount stores are hurting people’s health.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Moving toward more trade liberalization

    Clark Packard explains at National Review Online why he hopes a renegotiated North American free-trade deal marks a first step toward a larger goal. After another tumultuous negotiation, House Democrats and the Trump administration have announced an agreement to move forward with the USMCA, the flawed but salvageable…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019