Jobs and economy (page 382)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a state representative’s efforts to legalize raw milk sales. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Left, Right, and Center approaches to targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    So-called green industry means paying folks NOT to produce

    I trust by now you’re heard about the Chevy Volt, that Yugo of the 21st century, the flagship vehicle of the green nanny state, that utter failure. The electric fire hazard that took about $3 Billion in state and federal dollars in tax incentives to be produced…
    Jon Sanders, March 12, 2012
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    Colvin cites worldwide election contests that will help shape the global economy

    Geoff Colvin devotes his latest Fortune column to the notion that election contests this year in Russia, France, Egypt, Mexico, Venezuela, the U.S., and South Korea will play a major role in determining the course of the global economy. Egypt is, with luck, a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2012
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    Growing (too?) slowly out of the recession

    President Obama and his supporters are certainly happy to see the news that “nonfarm-payroll employment” grew by 227,000 positions in February. Gene Epstein of Barron’s reminds us that history would have predicted much better gains. The private-sector three-month average gain of 251,000 still pales…
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the impact of charter school waiting lists statewide. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns against judging the health of a particular firm or industry by its number of jobs.
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2012
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    Wells Fargo chief economist urges policymakers to question their biases

    In a newly released commentary (available soon here under the title “Economic Outlook and the Biases That Limit Our Thinking”), Wells Fargo chief economist John Silvia points to several problems that plague economic policy. We expect the economy to expand at 1.9 percent for…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    Fracking’s promises of jobs and economic growth are too compelling to ignore

    My newsletter this week talks about energy crises, past and present, and traces what the discovery of oil and the discovery of commercially viable methods of hydraulic fracturing have in common. Then it discusses what fracking means for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with David Bass about the Millennial Generation’s economic complaints. Donna’s guest Daily Journal rebuts myths about the risktakers, innovators, and funders who drive the economy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012