Economy (page 95)

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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
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    HB 900 could be better

    HB 900 was introduced earlier this year and presented a number of options for additional taxes that municipalities would be able to levy on their citizens. I didn’t like it, and I wrote about it here. Fortunately, in the eight weeks since, the bill has been revised. The current…
    Julie Tisdale, June 26, 2017
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    Seattle minimum wage boost reduced hours and jobs among low-skilled workers

    Researchers from the University of Washington have released another study on the impact of minimum wage increases in Seattle.  In an NBER study released today, Ekaterina Jardim and her colleagues write, Our preferred estimates suggest that the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance caused hours worked by low-skilled workers (i.e., those earning…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2017
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    Do as I say, not as I do: Minimum wage edition

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting information about congressional supporters of a $15 minimum wage. The majority of lawmakers sponsoring legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour do not pay their interns, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2017
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    The political left hijacks the sports industry

    Most sports fans enjoy the competition and entertainment. In recent years, they have been forced to endure left-of-center political messaging as well. John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Jon Pritchett and Duke University professor Ed Tiryakian discussed the impact of the left’s “hijacking” of the sports industry during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2017