Jobs and economy (page 10)

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    More bad news for unions

    Steven Malanga writes for City Journal about declining union membership. The percentage of government workers who belong to a union dipped again in 2018 and has hit a 40-year low. Just 33.9 percent of government workers now belong to a union, according to government figures, the lowest point…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Income growth in 2018

    North Carolina’s one-year income growth in the third quarter of 2018 was faster than any state in the southeast. The Pew Charitable Trusts has a great tool to see this and cross-state comparisons.
    Joseph Coletti, February 14, 2019
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    Millennials and American prosperity

    Matthew Klein explains in a Barron’s column how the millennial generation could contribute to a surge in American productivity in the years ahead. The overall age of the workforce is also important. Dartmouth College economist James Feyrer first made this argument in 2002. Workers who are young and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on nontraditional colleges and learning methods. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the link between economic growth and workers’ pay.
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    Economic boom gets in the Democrats’ way

    Betsy McCaughey writes for Real Clear Politics about the economic challenge for Democrats. Democrats, now the majority in the House of Representatives, are trying to turn that body into the House of Resistance. They vowed to use the State of the Union to voice their claims that the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
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    “Physics and economics are two sides of the same coin”

    “Hierarchy is not imposed, it is natural,” Duke professor Adrian Bejan told J. Peder Zane in a recent interview. “Equality, however, is artificial, because it violates the law of evolution in nature.” Bejan comes to this conclusion because “physics and economics are two sides of the same coin,” and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2019
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    Wall Street Journal ponders Trump’s re-election agenda

    Editors at the Wall Street Journal outline steps President Trump could take to boost his prospects in the 2020 campaign. The paradox of Donald Trump’s Presidency after two years is that his main successes are the result of traditional Republican policies. His main trouble has come from the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
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    In praise of Big Business

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why America needs big business. The relationship between Big Business and small business is complicated. Big Business now employs the majority of American workers, and a lot of small-business employees are Big Business employees at one degree of separation, working for…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019