Economy (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan Freedom to Work bill aimed at former prison inmates. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that freedom can fuel faster economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    The GOP and trade

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores the Republican Party’s future approach to trade. Conservatives who gave in to an uncharacteristic bout of unsecured optimism quickly were reacquainted with our customary disappointment when President Trump, despite whispers to the contrary, decided to stand firm on his anti-trade agenda.
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2019
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    Rasmussen: Trump’s Monthly Approval Hits Highest Level in Over Two Years

    Are the attacks from left and right undermining the president? You decide. Here’s a snapshot in time from Rasmussen: The president earned a monthly job approval of 50% in April, up two points from March and his highest monthly rating since February 2017, his first full month in office.  In January…
    Donna Martinez, May 6, 2019
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    Trump and economic Armageddon

    You might be shocked to learn that the world still exists and the economy thrives with Donald Trump in the White House. The news certainly shocks some pundits who predicted doom and gloom during Trump’s presidential bid. Charles Gasparino recalls their predictions in a New York Post column.
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    Defining socialism correctly

    Fans of my recent column contrasting economic systems based on freedom with those based on socialism might appreciate the following passage from Paul Hollander’s latest book review in National Review. The problem begins with the widely held, undifferentiated views of socialism shared by most Americans. They are unaware…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    Steve Moore and the Fed

    Colin Wilhelm of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest developments in Steve Moore’s bid to join the Federal Reserve board. Conservative economic commentator and political activist Stephen Moore faces a tough battle for confirmation to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors due in part to controversies around his…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two recent news stories paint a very different picture of targeted tax incentives. While Winston-Salem recently landed a major aircraft industry company without offering a single tax break, S.C. legislators continue to squabble over a multimillion-dollar package designed to lure the Carolina Panthers business operations south of the state line.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    Paging Inigo Montoya — socialism edition

    It’s hard not to think of the great character from “The Princess Bride” when seeing the quote to the right from the latest issue of Newsmax magazine. Echoing Inigo, one could turn to defenders of “socialism” and say, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019