Jobs and economy (page 3)

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    The government and wealth inequality

    Chris Edwards writes for National Review Online about the government’s role in wealth inequality. Are increases in wealth inequality the awful thing that Democrats claim? It depends on what causes them. Much of the recent modest rise in wealth inequality stems from innovations in our economy that are…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on confusion surrounding N.C. law and smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how trade wars hurt N.C. workers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Don’t count on the return of job security

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online urges readers to accept a fact about the future of work. These are frantic times. In the early 1960s, the average “life expectancy” of a corporation on the Fortune 500 was a little over 75 years; today, it is about 15 years…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    JLF’s Jon Sanders Comments on Film Incentives for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    Last week, JLF’s Jon Sanders went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM to talk about North Carolina’s film incentives. Sanders explains how the incentives work: “It is basically a reimbursement on spending they have done.” “[If they] reach a threshold for qualified spending…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
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    $15/hr. Minimum Wage: What do economists think?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief focusing on economists’ prevailing views surrounding the minimum wage. Sander’s brief draws on findings from this year’s minimum wage report from the Employment Policies Institute. The report is a survey of 197 economists’ opinions on the impacts of hiking the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
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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