Economy (page 97)

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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
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    Russ Roberts’ wonderful loaf

    Russ Roberts offers an excellent antidote for those who believe that government ensures we get what we need in our lives. [W]ho makes sure there’s so much bread? You want rye, she wants ciabatta, or make it sourdough instead A baguette or a croissant,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2017
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    A defense of carried interest

    Financial analyst and certified public accountant Daniel Mazzola explains for Barron’s readers why carried interest doesn’t deserve its bad rap. Let’s look at the topic from the point of view of two small-town, small-business ventures. First, Jake owns a newsstand. His is a thriving business, and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2017
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    Poking holes in the ‘Buy American’ policy

    Thomas Donlan‘s latest Barron’s editorial commentary takes aim at President Trump’s preference for people to “Buy American.” When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month directing the government to show more favoritism to American companies competing for federal purchases and contracts, he treated it…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. hospitals are ready to use their political clout to fight reform of the state’s certificate-of-need restrictions. Matthew Elliott and Kory Swanson’s Daily Journal explains why British-American trade relations remain crucial in the era of Brexit and Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2017