Jobs and economy

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    Martin Center column examines pandemic’s impact on the job market

    Christian Barnard writes for the Martin Center about potential long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The types of jobs available before and after the Great Recession starkly differ. With the after-effects of the economic slowdown thanks to the coronavirus, the pattern could be repeated. Many of the jobs…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    State revenues are getting hammered

    Tax revenues are falling for states and local governments across the country. The Atlantic wonders, “Will the coronavirus bankrupt cities?” Pew provides numerous examples of how state taxes are getting slammed: Hawaii officials have estimated a $225 million decline; in New York, it’s a whopping…
    Joseph Coletti, April 3, 2020
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    How far will your federal coronavirus payment go?

    For some people, there is never enough money. A writer for a policy group on the left grouses this time about the paltriness of federal payments to taxpayers by deliberately understating the amount of money a family could receive and overstating the costs to be borne. Some money is better…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyone’s life. Rick Henderson analyzes the likely impact on 2020 elections for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the long-term effects of coronavirus-related school closings. N.C. State economist Michael Walden discusses potential short- and long-term impacts on…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    A look ahead to the post COVID-19 recovery

    Andrew Stuttaford explains at National Review Online why we should not expect a quick recovery from the economic hit triggered by the coronavirus. The economic numbers are beginning to come in, and, predictably enough, just about wherever you check, they are appalling. In Pennsylvania alone last week there…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to Mecklenburg County’s decision to order residents to shelter in place. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina must brace for a recession.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
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    Federalist columnist offers dire economic warning

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist offers an alarmist take on the nation’s economy. The U.S. economy is in trouble, and if you can believe it, that trouble isn’t simply the closure of Main Street, the massive number of nationwide layoffs, and the danger of financial crisis we’ve all…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020