Jobs and economy (page 381)

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    Singing Singapore’s praises

    The latest issue of Smart Money explains that bonds and currency linked to Singapore are attracting a “growing herd of American investors.” Singapore boasts one of the world’s highest savings rates and biggest trade surpluses — along with a AAA credit rating, which many developed nations,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2012
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    To media economic experts, every bit of news is as unexpected as the Spanish Inquisition

    America’s plunge into a Dark Ages of economic superstition happened at the end of the Bush administration, was  impelled by the incessant chanting of media shamans, and capped with a high priest of Keynesianism so devout he openly wondered why destroying one industry to promote…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2012
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    Borders praises a humorous entrepreneur

    Believe it or not, the video below is more than funny. Max Borders explains why in his latest Ideas Matter update. [T]here is so much about this video that’s cool, it’s hard to know where to start. One thing is clear, though: the ad…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2012
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    New at CJO: New N.C. employment numbers refute claims about massive public-sector job losses

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest N.C. unemployment report, including public-sector jobs numbers that refute Democrats’ dire predictions from last summer’s budget debate.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    How utterly complete Obama’s green energy failure has been: good job creation is in oil and gas

    Energy was a particular obsession of the president-elect’s, and therefore a particular source of frustration. Week after week, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer would march in with an estimate of the jobs all the investments in clean energy would produce; week after week, Obama would send her back to…
    Jon Sanders, March 13, 2012
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    Looking for a job? Go west (and south) young man

    According to a ManpowerGroup survey, Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN are the two best places to find a job this spring.  Forbes has the details, The survey reveals that the metropolitan areas with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this spring are Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn.
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2012
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    Forbes on Keynesian fallacies

    Steve Forbes aims the latest magazine column at discredited Keynesian economic policies: John Maynard Keynes once observed in a snide swipe at business executives that “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    Former chief Bush speechwriter McGurn tackles public sector unions

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features commentary from News Corporation vice president and former chief Bush speechwriter William McGurn about the impact of public sector unions on politics and the economy. He cites the positive impact of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012