Economy (page 6)

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    Democrats, Amazon, and internal fighting

    While Roy Cordato has explained why New Yorkers should be pleased about Amazon’s decision to drop the Big Apple from its expansion plans, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post explores the decision’s impact on Democrats. Democrats are fighting mad — at each other. For once, President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Can government make us happy?

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, “no” feels like the obvious answer. Our country’s…
    Anna Manning, February 18, 2019
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    LATEST Spotlight Report: North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control System

    In the latest research spotlight report, John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders explains how North Carolina’s ABC system works and makes the case for why it should be modernized: Did you know that North Carolina used to be the nation’s leader in locally owned and operated distilleries? It’s true. In…
    Anna Manning, February 18, 2019
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    Deirdre McCloskey Talks About “True Liberal Values”

    In a recently published interview, the distinguished economic historian discusses the theme of her soon to be published book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. Here are a few highlights: [T]he … 18th-century idea of liberalism—which is the theory…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
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    Forbes ponders the euro’s 20th anniversary

    Steve Forbes uses his latest Forbes magazine column to puncture myths about the common European currency. Since 2008, the EU has been beset by economic crises that have dulled any luster the new currency had. Too bad. Had Europeans understood the proper principles of monetary policy, the euro…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    More bad news for unions

    Steven Malanga writes for City Journal about declining union membership. The percentage of government workers who belong to a union dipped again in 2018 and has hit a 40-year low. Just 33.9 percent of government workers now belong to a union, according to government figures, the lowest point…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    A warning about an ‘oblivious’ Fed

    Avi Tiomkin writes for Barron’s that the head of the Federal Reserve appears to be following regrettable precedents. The Federal Reserve recently suggested that it was finished raising interest rates for now, and might even stop shrinking its post-financial-crisis balance sheet sooner than expected. Even so, in delivering…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Amazon changes its mind–New Yorkers should be happy

    New York City and State were on the verge of handing over up to $3 billion in subsidies to Amazon as an enticement (bribe) to get them to locate a new headquarters on Long Island in Queens. Luckily for the people of New York, Amazon is backing out of the…
    Roy Cordato, February 14, 2019