Jobs and economy (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state elections board’s order for a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why North Carolina is primed for growth in the number of distilleries.
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    Democrats, Amazon, and internal fighting

    While Roy Cordato has explained why New Yorkers should be pleased about Amazon’s decision to drop the Big Apple from its expansion plans, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post explores the decision’s impact on Democrats. Democrats are fighting mad — at each other. For once, President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Can government make us happy?

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, “no” feels like the obvious answer. Our country’s…
    Anna Manning, February 18, 2019
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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