Economy (page 7)

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    Millennials on merit, diversity, environment, and jobs

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner details disturbing new survey results. [A]ccording to a pathbreaking survey by the pollster who has charted Millennials the most, the revolution they’re bringing to Washington, Wall Street and Main Street is just the start. The follow-on Generation Z is stepping on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Williamson plugs the division of labor

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online asks readers to consider the importance of the division of labor. I would like you to entertain, for a moment, an idea that might sound a little eccentric, or maybe as plain and obvious as a thing can be. It is this:…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Just in Time for Tax Day

    Justin Bogie has posted a chart at the Daily Signal that shows where your tax money goes: Pretty scary!…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Manufacturing jobs on the rise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In February 2010, there were about 431,000 jobs at manufacturing enterprises…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    Forbes pans central bankers

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine faults central bankers for their “insolvent thinking.” THE UTTER INTELLECTUAL bankruptcy of most modern economic policymakers was starkly displayed when European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi recently and unexpectedly announced that the ECB would be making a new round of cheap…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    The savers’ lament

    Jim Grant writes for Barron’s about the impact of a decade-long Fed policy of suppressing interest rates. Medically speaking, low interest rates are disinhibitors. They stir the blood, liberate the imagination, and quiet the still small voice of reason that can’t seem to get a word in edgewise.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that state treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposals for protecting the state pension plan divide groups representing state employees and teachers. John Hood’s Daily Journal challenges popular myths about manufacturing’s decline in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    How 2019 could be like 1969

    World events from the failed Arab Spring to the elections of 2016 “should have mugged” conservatives to question the post-War “secular-liberal-technocratic consensus,” says New York Post Op-Ed Editor Sohrab Ahmari. In his First Things review of Max Boot’s memoir The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, Ahmari sees parallels…
    Joseph Coletti, April 10, 2019