Jobs and economy

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    Rowe knows the ills of student loans

    Joseph Curl highlights for the Daily Wire an assessment of the student loan debt problem from TV’s Mike Rowe. Rowe, the host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and former host of of the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs,” appeared Thursday on Fox Business to promote his new book…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    This Is Your Country on Socialism

    Keep your eye on Venezuela! Evolución 1990-2019 del PIB per cápita en Sudamérica a Paridad de Poder de Compra (PPP), dólares de 2011. pic.twitter.com/lDEoWrUpry — Aldo Lema – Chile (@AldoLema_cl) November 2, 2019 For those who are too young to…
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2019
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    Supply and demand at work in New Hanover County

    New Hanover County Schools officials plan to raise pay for bus drivers in response to an ongoing shortage of qualified drivers.  WWAY reports, Big changes are on the way for New Hanover County bus drivers. At a meeting Tuesday night, the school board voted to raise the pay for…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
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    Dan Forest releases his education plan

    Gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest unveiled his education plan today.  There are four themes to the plan. Parents Pick Expand the Opportunity Scholarship program to every N.C. family. Level the playing field for high-quality charter schools Four in the Door A principal with full authority to hire and fire An…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
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    Cato considers wealth inequality

    Chris Edwards of Cato just alerted me to a new study from the libertarian institute. It tackles one of today’s main political issues. A growing number of political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. They complain that wealth is being shifted to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2019
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    NYC Is Outsourcing Its Homelessness Problem

    NBC’s San Antonio affiliate reports: More than 12,000 homeless New Yorkers are being relocated to about 370 cities around the country. San Antonio is expected to receive several people from New York, all of who are getting a year’s worth of rent and money for furnishings,…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2019
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    Charlotte 6th easiest city to do business in North America

    A new report examines how easy it is to do business in cities around North America. The  start a business, register a property, get electricity, find and keep employees, pay taxes, and get through insolvency. Charlotte ranks sixth on the index, behind Oklahoma City, Arlington (VA), Sioux Falls,…
    Joseph Coletti, October 28, 2019
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    California wants to put freelancers out of work

    Bonnie Kristian writes for The Week about the unintended negative consequences of a new California law. If I lived in California, I’d be staring down unemployment. A new law governing freelance work was signed into law late last month. It isn’t scheduled to take effect until January, but…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019