Economy (page 96)

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    Be wary of the growth fairy

    Kevin Williamson offers that advice at National Review Online. Real economic growth in the United States has stunk on ice since the financial crisis: 1.6 percent in 2016, 2.6 percent in 2015, 2.4 percent in 2014, 1.7 percent in 2013, 2.2 percent in 2012, 1.6 percent in 2011,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina voters will face no photo ID requirement, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to address an Appeals Court ruling that struck down the state’s 2013 election law. Rick Henderson analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    JLF’s Jon Pritchett in the Charlotte Observer: There’s Hope For Charlotte’s Future In Banking, Finance

    Writing in the Charlotte Observer, our Jon Pritchett analyzes Charlotte’s role in the finance industry. He says the city still has a strong future despite national bank consolidation. Among his thoughts: Charlotte may not ever go back to leading the nation in the number of giant banks headquartered downtown, but…
    Donna Martinez, May 25, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert opinion that large solar farms could hurt North Carolina’s agriculture economy. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights the need for alternatives to occupational licensing in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    CJ editor, author highlights growth of N.C. distillery industry

    It’s attracted less attention than craft brewing, but North Carolina’s craft distillery business also has seen substantial growth in recent years. Carolina Journal Managing Editor John Trump details the impact of that growth in his new craft distillery guidebook, Still And Barrel. He highlighted key themes from the book during…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017
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    How Does Brexit Impact North Carolina?

    The architect of the successful ‘Vote Leave’ campaign stopped by JLF recently to talk about the impact of Brexit on the United States, on North Carolina, and what we can learn from the message voters sent to the European Union. Matthew Elliott is now senior fellow at the Legatum Institute…
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2017
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    Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017
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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