Jobs and economy (page 3)

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    Worrying about the ‘Japanification’ of the American economy

    Desmond Lachman writes at the Hill about recent world history that should concern Americans. In the 1990s, Japan suffered a lost economic decade of highly disappointing economic growth and price deflation. It did so in the aftermath of the bursting of its massive equity and property market bubble.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2021
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    Unions’ Rank and File Not So Focused on the Woke

    Bill McMorris writes at National Review Online about a split between labor unions’ leaders and rank-and-file members over the woke. Los Angeles schoolteacher Glenn Laird has been a union stalwart for almost four decades. He served as a co-chair of his school’s delegation to United Teachers Los Angeles…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    Leading Senator Wants to End Extended Federal Unemployment

    Brittany Bernstein writes for National Review Online about a key Democrat who has no interest in extending federal unemployment benefits. Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) signaled on Saturday that he would not support including an extension of federal jobless aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    Speaking Truth To Power: Folwell, Causey & Robinson School Cooper On N.C.’s Employment Crisis

    He’s a bulldog. I’m talking about Treasurer Dale Folwell. This week he demonstrated that he’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with Gov. Roy Cooper – and in a public meeting. The location: the August 3 Council of State meeting, where statewide elected officials convene to take votes on items…
    Donna Martinez, August 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a clash between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Council of State members over unemployment benefits. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights the need to loosen housing restrictions in N.C. communities.
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2021
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    Is a Lack of Childcare to Blame for Unemployment?

    As employers – largely in the service sector – continue to struggle to find willing workers, much of the blame is being placed on the extended, supplementary federal unemployment benefits. Why return to work when you can receive as much, or nearly…
    Brian Balfour, August 3, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 response. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s focus on the dignity of work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021