Jobs and economy (page 12)

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    Classical Liberals Conference Features JLF Experts

    John Locke Foundation experts offered perspective at the August gathering of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC). The group met in Winston-Salem for a three-day conference’s themed “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in the Carolinas.” A panel discussion on occupational licensing featured three JLF researcher/analysts. Pictured left to…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2019
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    CJ Reports: North Carolina farmers high on prospects for state’s newest cash crop

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on hemp cultivation in North Carolina. Conrad interviewed one hemp farmer, Shane Whitaker, who characterizes hemp as the new tobacco. Conrad reports: Tobacco has dominated the state’s farms and industries over the past century, but hemp is slowly taking its place. This year,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
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    NYC’s struggling retailers face what minimum wage hikes can’t do

    "They're cutting their staff. They're cutting their hours. They're shutting down."
    Jon Sanders, August 8, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on apprenticeships

    Kristiana Bolzman writes for the Martin Center about recent developments related to apprenticeships. A quick scan of the news confirms that college students spend more on higher education than ever before, but they lack the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. Apprenticeship programs could offer a promising college…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Debate over liquor reform in N.C was never about alcohol

    Liquor reform in North Carolina was never about alcohol. What was it about? According to Carolina Journal editor John Trump’s most recent opinion piece, it was about “jobs, the economy, entrepreneurship, and the community.” Trump quotes Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, the sponsor of the latest reform bill, S.B. 290: “Once…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Legal dispute over VA set-asides could force W-S factory to fire blind workers

    According to reporter Julie Havlak’s most recent article in Carolina Journal, 137 optical factory workers – 76 of whom are blind – are likely to lose their jobs in Winston Salem this fall. Havlak reports the layoffs are a result of a federal court case, PDS Consultants, Inc. v. United…
    Brenee Goforth, August 2, 2019
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    Want a good way to tax wealth and capital income?

    Wealth taxes and estate taxes are taxes on the virtue of saving. And nobody has found a good way to implement such a tax. Ten European countries, including France, Germany, and Sweden have repealed wealth taxes. India also repealed its wealth tax, first enacted in 1957, in 2015. Chris Edwards, in…
    Joseph Coletti, August 2, 2019
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    Learning from manual labor

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online details lessons he learned from working with his hands and muscles. I can’t lie, this National Review posting is among the sweetest I’ve had. I can read and write almost anything that pleases me. But, I did have one other job…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2019