Economy (page 8)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’ll find plenty of “cracks, potholes, and detours” in North Carolina’s state transportation budget. Those are the words Joseph Coletti uses to describes transportation budget problems. He explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses supply and demand shocks in N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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    COVID hospitalizations in context

    At 1,034 hospitalizations, we're about one-twelfth of the best-case scenario hospitalizations projected now. Taken in context, this scary number is good news, not bad.
    Jon Sanders, July 9, 2020
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    Wealth taxes wouldn’t answer our current problems

    Andrew Stuttaford of National Review Online urges caution as some pundits propose an increased reliance on wealth taxes to cure what ails society. Writing in Bloomberg, Noah Smith gives more than a nod to Peter Turchin’s theory of elite overproduction … as a cause of the current wave…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper continuing to block Republican-led legislation during the COVID-19 crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should avoid policies that keep workers sidelined.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Judge Covid decides: Being made to wear a face covering

    Judge Covid, who should wear face masks?
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2020