Jobs and economy (page 380)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Tom Palmer of the Atlas Institute about his book The Morality of Capitalism. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal warns parents of college-bound students to pay attention to their kids’ “digital dossiers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Helping the poorest of the poor

    Get beyond the notion that the United States has a “disproportionate amount of the world’s rich people,” and this CNN.com article makes an interesting point. Actually, you have to look at the end of the story: The true global middle class, falls far short of owning…
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2012
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    Adding an arrrrggghhhh to your economics lesson

    Study any economics, and you’re bound to learn about the “invisible hand.” But what about the “invisible hook”? That’s the title George Mason University economist Peter Leeson assigned to his book about the economics of pirates. He discussed the issue during the most recent edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2012
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    Borders on ‘makers vs. takers’

    Check out Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update for an excerpt from his upcoming book on wealth inequality, along with a featured video clip targeting Occupy Wall Street. Interesting that Prof. [Chris] Coyne has picked up on the “Makers and Takers” trope. It’s a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2012
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    Does HS diploma requirement violate ADA?

    Yesterday, The Washington Times published a story that demonstrates what happens when 1) a well-intentioned law goes awry, and 2) Washington bureaucrats assert the bureaucracy at the expense of businesses.  Here is the gist: Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment…
    Terry Stoops, January 3, 2012
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    New at CJO: Congressional committee queries Perdue on employment data records

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that a congressional committee wants Gov. Beverly Perdue to produce records connected with her use of embargoed federal employment data.
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2012
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    Want to help the poor? Don’t rely on the U.N.

    The latest issue of Commentary features Joshua Muravchik’s critique of the United Nations. While it’s no surprise that a publication espousing a Jewish perspective would criticize an organization that regularly excoriates Israel, a key piece of Muravchik’s article has nothing to do with Israel — or even terrorist…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2012
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    New John Hood Daily Journal

    John Hood’s latest Daily Journal explores the limits of “political shorthand,” including any system that effectively equates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. If you missed it Monday, be sure to read Don Carrington’s Carolina Journal Online report about Gov. Beverly Perdue’s misuse of federal unemployment data…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2012