Economy (page 92)

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    National Review on the Amazon/Whole Foods deal

    The latest print edition of National Review features an interesting blurb about Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. Imagine explaining this in 1960: Whole Foods Market, a high-end grocery specializing in “organic” food and other rarefied tastes, has been acquired by the online clearinghouse Amazon, a ruthlessly efficient deliverer of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2017
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    Rewriting overtime rules

    Sean Higgins reports for the Washington Examiner that the Trump administration is challenging Obama-era overtime regulations. The Trump administration said in a Texas court filing that it would rewrite an Obama-era rulemaking that dramatically expanded the number of workers covered by federal overtime rules, the latest example of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2017
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    Overstating the political impact of income inequality

    John York of the Heritage Foundation punctures myths about the influence of income gaps on American politics. The popular contention that income inequality is turning our democracy into an oligarchy that serves only the rich is buttressed by several well-cited, but fundamentally flawed, academic studies. In fact, claims…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2017
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    Minimum-wage supporters discount evidence that discredits their cause

    Jonathan Meer writes at National Review Online that a new study questioning the benefits of Seattle’s recent minimum-wage increase faces “misplaced skepticism.” Policymakers looking for ways to help low-income households have turned to minimum-wage increases in recent years. But a provocative new paper by the Seattle Minimum Wage…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A new legislative task force could generate important ideas for improving the future of public education funding in North Carolina. Terry Stoops explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato questions the economic basis of a new N.C. Hospital Association report that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    Obama-era White House economists compiled poor record

    Tim Pearce of the Daily Caller explains why no one should take investment advice from economists who worked in the Obama White House. White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Freedom Works…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2017
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    Minimum-wage laws can’t defy the laws of economics

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online pokes holes in the “magical thinking” surrounding the political push for a higher government-mandated minimum wage. Thanks to a new study from economists at the University of Washington, American progressives have learned that the laws of supply and demand apply to the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a newly approved bill to loosen state restrictions on distilleries and restaurant alcohol sales. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of economic freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2017