Economy (page 6)

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    If there has to be another round of ‘stimulus’ …

    Angela Rachidi of the American Enterprise Institute offers ideas for Congress to consider in the COVID-19 relief debate. Republican and Democratic lawmakers, including the president, have expressed support for another payment, though they disagree on how a new round of payments should look. … … Recent research has…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2020
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    Graphing COVID in NC: Deaths and hospitalizations

    Here are several recent graphs of COVID-19 data in NC related to deaths and hospitalizations.
    Jon Sanders, July 24, 2020
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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the Cooper administration’s proposed unemployment rule could force parents to choose between returning to work and taking care of home-bound kids. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion isn’t “free” to the state.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    Three months ago, Gov. Cooper said NC had flattened the curve. Why do businesses STILL have to sue to open back up?

    The 30-day order to shut down and lock down the state was about ensuring hospital resources could be available for critically ill patients. If that was done, then the state's economy could open back up.
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2020
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    Social Security needs a rebound

    Mattie Duppler explains in a Washington Examiner column why the future of Social Security depends on an economic rebound. Like many aspects of today’s fiscal environment, trends that were worrisome before the pandemic have been accelerated by the unprecedented nature of today’s crisis. This is true of Social…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights problems linked to North Carolina’s obsolete death reporting system. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal critiques an ongoing assault targeting working parents.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2020
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    COVID-19 response as ‘unprecedented government malfeasance’

    Heather Mac Donald uses the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis to pick apart government responses to the coronavirus pandemic. And what has been the response to this economic carnage on the part of our ruling class? Branding strategies! Politicians have put cute names on what has been…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2020