Jobs and economy (page 3)

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    Honeywell and the incentives game

    As N.C. politicians celebrate Honeywell’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, they might want to file away Rob Jennings’ latest report at NJ.com. It calls into question government’s ability to use targeted tax incentives to sway business decisions. The planned relocation comes just three years after…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    Carney decries ‘gangster government’

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner pulls no punches in his assessment of President Trump’s support for subsidies and taxes. President Trump has never been one for free enterprise. His way of being pro-business involves subsidies, handouts, and taxes (he calls them tariffs) — that is, Big Government.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    Ten years since the bailouts

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online looks back at the decade of evidence surrounding the government bailouts of 2008. General Motors just shared some very bad news: It is closing five factories in the United States and Canada, eliminating 15 percent of its work force (and 25 percent…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    Unemployed and overly optimistic

    People who are unemployed start their job search with needed optimism, like new entrepreneurs. Their optimism is generally too high for their situation, particularly when they have been unemployed for a long time, but their lack of success finding a job does little to temper their optimism.  New research…
    Joseph Coletti, November 27, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Does President Trump deserve credit for the booming American economy? How about former President Barack Obama? Roy Cordato analyzes the competing claims for credit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains Association Health Plans and their possible role in health care reform. Dr.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2018
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    Will Georgia rethink its film industry subsidies?

    Georgia has leaped in front of North Carolina in recent years in its willingness to pay off filmmakers who are looking for taxpayer-funded handouts. Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller offers a report that might prompt some Georgia policymakers to think twice about film subsidies. Several Hollywood actors…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2018
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    Tulsa Offers $10,000 Grant To Entice Young Workers

    It’s an interesting way of recruiting young entrepreneurial talent to the city of Tulsa: offer a $10,000 grant in exchange for a one-year commitment. The funds are from a private foundation. Each $10,000 grant will be distributed over the course of a year to eligible remote workers or entrepreneurs…
    Donna Martinez, November 19, 2018
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    AEI report laments ‘STEM without fruit’

    Brent Orrell of the American Enterprise Institute highlights unintended consequences of the recent academic emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM. Among his key findings: Labor market data and employer feedback suggest that the emphasis on STEM in workforce development is obscuring deeper, widespread challenges to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018