Economy (page 9)

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    Cooper’s self-defeating mask mandate

    Here is Cooper's decision matrix. One of the squares is a clear winner for freedom and self-determination in a state that boasts of being "First In Freedom." But there's also one that offers nothing but submission to the autocrat. Guess which one Cooper chose?
    Jon Sanders, June 25, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Real-World Impact: Economic Devastation For Business Owners

    The desperate plea of small business owners in North Carolina continues to go unheard by Gov. Roy Cooper, who on June 24, doubled down on prohibiting private bar owners from operating their businesses. Zack Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association reacted: The worst fears of many…
    Donna Martinez, June 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    UNC economist Zelder sees ‘remarkably encouraging’ coronavirus news

    UNC-Chapel Hill economist Martin Zelder submits the following column: NORTH CAROLINA’S REMARKABLY ENCOURAGING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION Coronavirus numbers are everywhere you look, and the source of anxiety. Some numbers — like the total number of recorded cases since the start of the epidemic — must, by their very definition, grow…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal legislation to boost access to rural broadband service. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to allow rioters to topple Confederate monuments on the State Capitol grounds.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    Why it’s dangerous not to protect people’s property

    Roy Cordato's piece today on Roy Cooper’s self-serving distinction between people and property is a strong read.
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the negative impact for local governments of Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent executive orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2020