Economy (page 90)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston-area gas pipeline operations helped bump up gas prices in North Carolina. State officials invoked the state price gouging law. Roy Cordato explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why that law creates more problems than it solves. Katherine Restrepo…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study detailing potential benefits of ending North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains why Republican legislators deserve much of the credit for North Carolina’s economic strength.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2017
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    Kappler to lead N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation

    Jonathan Kappler returns to the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation on Oct. 4 as the new executive director. NCFEF released the following information: The Board of Directors of the NC FreeEnterprise Foundation (NCFEF) is pleased to announce that Jonathan Kappler will start as the new Executive Director of the organization effective October…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017
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    Job fairs and age discrimination

    Bill McMorris reports for the Washington Free Beacon on contradictory policies emanating from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could put an end to college and high school job fairs by expanding age discrimination enforcement to job recruiting, despite its own outreach programs aimed…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    One valuable lesson from the latest hurricanes

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma should prompt an important discussion about the future of the energy sector. Fossil fuels are very much a part of the old economy. Oil producers and refiners do not enjoy the digital world’s capacity for rerouting…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that both Charlotte and Research Triangle Park are joining the pursuit of a new Amazon headquarters. The Daily Journal explores the growing gulf between the language of the U.S. Constitution and court-determined constitutional law.
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    Duke expert explores diamond industry and ‘stateless commerce’

    Visitors to 47th Street in Manhattan notice one clear exception to business dominated by sophisticated financial institutions and companies housed in skyscrapers. The diamond district operates today much as it did decades ago. Duke University professor Barak Richman explains why in his recent book Stateless Commerce. Richman discussed the book…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2017
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    Rethinking the ‘creative’ class’s impact

    Joseph Bottum reviews Richard Florida’s latest book for the Washington Free Beacon. It’s tempting to mock Richard Florida: the hipster urbanist with the hipster name, the new day’s heir to yesterday’s Jane Jacobs. In 2002, he wrote a book that just everyone with an ounce of hipness bought…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2017