Jobs and economy (page 2)

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    It’s Not Enough to ‘Learn to Code’

    Brent Orrell writes at The Dispatch about a flaw in one common piece of career advice. On the campaign trail, President Biden advised a crowd to “learn to program” in an attempt to address their concerns about job security in a changing economy. Suggesting they “learn to think”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the upcoming 75th anniversary of North Carolina’s right-to-work law. John Hood’s CJ Opinion urges policymakers to pursue occupational licensing reform.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2021
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    The U-Hauls Are Coming

    Those of us who live here know very well what a wonderful state North Carolina is to call home, and if you’ve subscribed to On Locke, our weekly Monday morning newsletter, for more than a few months, you’ve likely heard me sing praises of our significant…
    Brooke Medina, August 30, 2021
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    Democrats Stay Silent About ‘Benefits Cliff’

    Matt Weidinger writes at National Review Online about a curious response from Democrats to an upcoming deadline. On Labor Day, an estimated 7.5 million individuals are expected to see their temporary federal unemployment benefits come to an abrupt end. But even though that will mark the largest shutoff…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2021
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    Potential Economic Disruption from the Afghanistan Debacle

    Kevin Hassett writes at National Review Online about the potential economic impact of failed Afghanistan policy. Given the utter chaos set off by the Biden administration’s bungled exit from Afghanistan, it may seem more than a little surprising that global equity markets have barely budged. The market’s reaction…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2021
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    Government Causes Harm When Excluding For-Profit Companies from Contracts

    Marc Joffe writes for National Review Online about one misguided approach to public policy involving for-profit companies. Policymakers and activists often condemn government contracts with for-profit providers, arguing that the quest for profit inherently corrupts private businesses. To the extent that governments must rely on third-party service providers,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King writes for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. bills that would remove barriers to entry for cosmetology jobs. A CJ Opinion article urges N.C. policymakers not to manufacture a state energy crisis. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion says the Nikole Hannah-Jones debacle at UNC-Chapel Hill shines a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2021
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    Perspective: Senate Tax Plan Is Superior To House Plan

    Last week we provided a quick primer on the differences between the operating budget plans put forth by the N.C. House, the N.C. Senate, and Gov. Roy Cooper, courtesy of Locke Fiscal Policy Analyst Paige Terryberry. You can watch Paige discuss the topline differences by clicking below and by…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2021