Economy (page 7)

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    Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    Amazon’s poor track record explored

    Jordan Davidson writes for the Federalist about inconvenient facts for an e-commerce giant. Amazon, the most powerful e-commerce company in the world, has a weak history of trying to correct its dangerous labor practices that often lead to the exploitation of blue-collar workers. Not only is the e-commerce…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    Here’s a question for lockdown proponents

    Jeffrey A. Tucker asks, "Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?" He recites a Chicken Litany of hysterical predictions from politicians and pundits about impending disaster for Texas, all of which are being beclowned by actual results.
    Jon Sanders, March 29, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the State Board of Education’s vote to permit 3-foot social distancing in public school students’ return to classrooms. John Hood’s CJ Opinion rebuts arguments about increasing inequality.
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2021
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    In NC, “thirty days…to slow the spread” turns a year old

    March 27, 2020, saw this from Gov. Roy Cooper: Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes…
    Jon Sanders, March 27, 2021
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    LISTEN: Cooper & Stein on immigration and the ‘dreamers’

    For weeks now, the focus has rightly been on the crisis at the southern border, as illegal immigrants flood into the United States and the Biden administration flails. But on Thursday, the focus was more on legal immigration and the economy as the American Business Immigration Coalition held a virtual…
    Donna Martinez, March 26, 2021
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    When CEOs propose regulations, results are often bad

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why voters and consumers should beware of corporate CEOs who propose new government regulations. We’ve seen this play before. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants Congress to regulate him. … This will undoubtedly surprise some lawmakers and many reporters who cling to the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to increase property owners’ protections against eminent domain abuse. Gregg Thompson’s CJ Opinion explains why broadband access is a necessity in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2021