Economy (page 89)

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    Federal regulatory agency as ‘partisan organization set up for partisan ends’

    Ben Shapiro asks National Review Online readers to question the political left’s narrative about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB was always a misbegotten enterprise. It was specifically designed to act as an agency free of constitutional restraints. There’s a reason the D.C. Court of Appeals described…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2017
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    MLS bids fail, taxpayers win

    MLS has chosen finalists for their next two expansion teams, and neither North Carolina bid made the cut. No one’s surprised about Charlotte.  The funding picture there had been a mess for a long time.  The county was on board, but the city wasn’t.  Then the county wasn’t really…
    Julie Tisdale, November 29, 2017
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    Buckeye Institute chief wants public-sector workers to have ‘a voice and choice’

    Robert Alt of the Columbus, Ohio-based Buckeye Institute [Kokai’s editorial note: Go Bucks!] writes in Forbes about the importance of reining in the power of unaccountable public-sector unions. Every morning, hardworking men and women in every state drink their coffee and diligently go to work on our behalf—in…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2017
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    Comparison of House and Senate tax bills–not lookin’ so good

    I just came across this summary/comparison of the House and Senate’s tax reform/cut proposals published by Forbes. It is really quite good on laying out the details in a side by side approach, covering every aspect of the two pieces of legislation. To be quite frank, upon seeing the…
    Roy Cordato, November 28, 2017
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    Stop Throwing Money at Amazon

    North Carolina just keeps throwing good money at this Amazon HQ2 effort.  Now, it’s $92,400 for an ad campaign on Seattle buses about North Carolina Firsts. Look, I love North Carolina as much as anyone.  We’re awesome.  We’ve done lots of great things.  But why exactly are we spending…
    Julie Tisdale, November 28, 2017
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    Tax Reform and #GivingTuesday

    Tuesday was #GivingTuesday. Entering its sixth year, the day saw $177 million donated to charities around the world last year. About $70 billion will flow to churches and other nonprofit organizations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, a quarter of the total for the year donated by individuals.
    Joseph Coletti, November 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the dwindling value of an unused megaport site in Southport. The Daily Journal highlights a national school finance expert’s recommendations for North Carolina to improve its public education funding formula.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2017
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    Trump and trade

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily praise President Trump’s recent Asian tour, at least in terms of its impact on trade relations. President Trump’s much-derided Asian tour earlier in the month received widespread criticism in the mainstream media. What they won’t report is that, like it or not, his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2017