Jobs and economy

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Krugman’s failings exposed again

    Casey Mulligan reminds National Review Online readers that fellow high-profile economist Paul Krugman is wrong about many of the issues that attract his attention. Professor Paul Krugman “has a good understanding of the essentials of international trade (the basis for his Nobel Prize Award) and explains them well,”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak of Carolina Journal Online reports on a new study that targets the taxpayer cost of allowing public-sector collective bargaining in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s dubious distinction of ranking No. 1 in the South in jobs lost.
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Elect Biden, kill 2 million jobs

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent analysis of one economic policy proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. One of Joe Biden’s top economic policy priorities could kill as many as two million new jobs, a new report finds. Biden has championed a $15…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020
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    Warning about the ‘redistributionist right’

    Michael Watson delivers National Review Online readers a warning about an unwise policy favored by some on the political right. If making American workplace relations more like those in the social-democratic countries of continental Europe sounds like something out of the political program of Senators Elizabeth Warren (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020
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    Public-Sector Unionization Could Cost NC $1.3 Billion

    Unionization efforts are becoming more prevalent in North Carolina. Last month, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville voted to unionize after a pro-union campaign push from the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the nation’s largest registered nurses’ union. Now pressure is intensifying to end public-sector collective bargaining protections in the state. JLF’s…
    Brenee Goforth, October 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about Republican complaints that Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein is flouting state public-records law. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects a recent debate among candidates for N.C. labor commissioner.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Tax revenue still on pace with last year

    Tax collections for the six months from April through September continue to track closely with the same period a year ago ($13.145 billion in 2020 vs $13.225 billion in 2019, -0.6%), according to the new General Fund Monthly Report from the Office of the State Controller. Tax revenue in…
    Joseph Coletti, October 9, 2020