Economy (page 9)

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    Lockdowns as class warfare

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker places government lockdowns in a context class-obsessed lefties should understand. A year after “15 days to flatten the curve” began our lockdowns, we have enough data to answer the classic question about lockdowns (which still exist a year later in many places,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2021
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    Child suicide, the awful epidemic driven by pandemic restrictions

    "The child suicide is only the latest mortifying revelation showing just how big a toll these policies have taken on us. We must factor this human damage into our analysis when it comes to ending pandemic restrictions; not just COVID case counts."
    Jon Sanders, March 16, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending March 15

    All things considered, nearly 99.7% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, March 16, 2021
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    Using stimulus checks for ‘anti-fragility’

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist offers readers ideas for using the federal government’s latest stimulus checks. Democrats’ fifth round of “coronavirus” “stimulus” will soon hand another $1,400 in government debt, plus interest, to every American man, woman, and child in 90 percent of U.S. households. It’s clear this…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2021
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    Entrepreneurship is on the rise in NC

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. Plato is credited with first espousing this principle over 2,300 years ago. The pandemic has proven the wisdom of it for our time. For the past year, we’ve had to rethink almost the entirety of our lives, from work and school to social…
    Brooke Medina, March 15, 2021
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    Virus and government restrictions flip our behavior on its head

    Food for thought. The chart below from Axios details the monumental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on our most basic activity: eating. Remember, it wasn’t all that long ago that eating at restaurants and bars had eclipsed eating at home. Take yourself back to…
    Donna Martinez, March 15, 2021
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    The impact of Warren’s Ultra-Millionaire tax bill

    David Lesperance examines likely consequences of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest attack on American wealth. After weeks of tough talk Senator Elizabeth Warren has now thrown down the gauntlet. The Ultra-Millionaires tax bill has been announced. Its highlights include: A 2% annual tax on worldwide assets of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2021
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    People ahead of government in returning to ‘normal’

    Cassidy Morrison writes for the Washington Examiner about public response to recent COVID-19 developments. People have increasingly resumed travel and restaurant dining, optimistic that an end to the pandemic is imminent, outpacing the federal government’s efforts to influence the country’s return to normal. The Centers for Disease Control…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2021