Economy (page 97)

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    NFIB Asks: Is North Carolina a Model For Reform?

    As our Becki Gray explains, North Carolinians are keeping more of what we earn, thanks to consistent, ongoing tax reform over the last several years. Now the folks at NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) are pointing to the evidence of North Carolina’s stature as a reformer. In…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis’ latest Carolina Journal Online interview features new N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why changing tastes could overcome campaign cash when it comes to state restrictions on craft brewers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017
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    You Might Be Surprised To Learn The Factors That Impact Unemployment Rates Across N.C.

    When we talk about unemployment, we tend to focus on how to ensure that workers have in-demand skills. But NC State economist Mike Walden has taken a fresh look at factors that influence the varied unemployment rate across our state. In this Carolina Journal Radio interview, he talks…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2017
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    Globalization and American workers

    Milton Ezrati explains at National Review Online why globalization doesn’t have to mean bad news for working Americans. No matter how much politicians promise to protect us, technology and globalization will continue to transform the American workplace, driving the U.S. economy to abandon simpler, labor-intensive production processes, turn…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2017
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    Democrats and the white working class

    Joe Queenan reviews for Barron’s a book that attempts to explain how Democrats lost their political stranglehold over the white working class. Law professor Joan C. Williams, founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California in San Francisco, not only explains how the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two N.C. State University researchers say their employer is silencing them because they question the long-term impact of solar energy projects. Dan Way highlights their story in a Carolina Journal exclusive. He describes their plight during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2017
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    What’s the Recipe For a Thriving North Carolina?

    Mitch Kokai suggests the path forward to continue a thriving North Carolina in this Winston-Salem Journal story about the Triad’s unemployment rate and the North Carolina economy. Mitch Kokai, policy analyst with Libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation, said that “to the extent that state policy plays a role,…
    Donna Martinez, August 3, 2017
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    Ending the war on work

    Edward Glaeser writes at National Review Online about changing government policy to avoid discouraging work. The rise of joblessness — especially among men — is the great American domestic crisis of the 21st century. It is a crisis of spirit more than of resources. The jobless are far…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2017