Economy (page 95)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Senate’s $22.9 billion General Fund budget cuts taxes, funnels more money to savings, and keeps government spending growth in check. Becki Gray analyzes the Senate budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Matthew Elliott, CEO of the “Vote Leave” group that waged…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2017
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    Trade policy should be about consumers

    This is an open letter from my friend Professor Don Boudreaux at George Mason University to Congressman Sherrod Brown of Ohio, published at Professor Boudreaux’s popular Cafe’ Hayek blog (Emphasis is mine). It makes a very important and usually missed point about trade and trade policy. “Mr.
    Roy Cordato, May 18, 2017
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    N.C. retailers raise concerns about proposed border-adjustment tax

    A proposed federal border-adjustment tax could have a significant negative impact on wallets and pocketbooks of families across North Carolina. Andy Ellen, president and general counsel of the N.C. Retail Merchants Association, explained why during a presentation Monday for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s overwhelming vote in favor of raising the age for juvenile offenders from 16 to 18. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of economic growth in addressing voters’ anger.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2017
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    Federal Border Tax Could Mean $800 Million Hike in N.C. Insurance Premiums

    A proposed federal border-adjustment tax would cost North Carolina consumers an additional $800 million in higher property-casualty insurance premiums over the next decade. That’s the bottom-line conclusion from a report issued by the John Locke Foundation and the Washington, D.C.-based R Street Institute. The tax would hit this…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
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    Norman B. Ture’–A true understanding of supply side economics

    As the late Dr. Norman Ture’, one of the founding fathers of modern supply side economics explains, what most people, even many economists, don’t understand is that supply side economics is a methodological approach to answering certain kinds of questions in economics. These are primarily questions related to the…
    Roy Cordato, May 16, 2017
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    Thinking about Watergate? Barron’s reminds us of one major difference

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s explains how today’s political controversy differs from the Watergate era in at least one major way. History doesn’t repeat, and maybe it doesn’t even rhyme, but echoes of October 1973 were heard last week. The firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation head James…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2017
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    Brexit architect assesses British-American relations, French election results, Trump, and trade

    The CEO of Britain’s successful 2016 “Vote Leave” campaign dissected the Brexit vote, Sunday’s French presidential election, British-American relations in the age of Trump, and the future of free trade during a wide-ranging address to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Matthew Elliott is now a senior fellow at the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2017