Jobs and economy (page 12)

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    Barron’s columnist probes economic expansion history

    Matthew Klein of Barron’s examines prospects for the American economic expansion to continue. In just a few months, the current expansion could soon become the longest in American history, beating the previous record from March 1991 to March 2001. That’s not necessarily good news. The risk of recession…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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    Shocker! #MeToo movement makes male bosses afraid to meet with female employees

    Emily Jashinsky writes for the Federalist about one negative consequence of the #MeToo movement. In October, two years will have passed since Harvey Weinstein’s downfall broke the Me Too dam, inviting a surge of revelations about powerful men—some overdue, others undue—into the media spotlight. By the time one…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019
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    The minimum wage hurts ex-cons, teens, and African-Americans

    That’s the assessment Bill Wirtz offers of the government-mandated minimum wage in a column for the Foundation for Economic Education. For labor unions and politicians, increasing the minimum wage is an easy sell: Once instituted, the hourly minimum rate can be gradually elevated at no expense to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on criticism of solar energy output ratings. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the link between economic freedom and business development.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Trump’s trade war is based in bad economics

    There's no reason to think a trade war would make America greater. Now it even appears that the president has abandoned his position that the tariffs are a sure-fired economic winner, as he calls for "patriotic" sacrifice.
    Jon Sanders, May 17, 2019
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    Research Update: Examining the Claim That Medicaid Expansion Creates 40,000 Jobs

    JLF’s Roy Cordato examines the credibility of the 2014 study by the Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust that contends that Medicaid expansion in North Carolina would “create” over 40,000 jobs in the state by 2020. The Reynolds Charitable Trust appears to be more ideologically…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019