Jobs and economy (page 382)

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    The connection between economic freedom and a nation’s wealth and health

    In little more than a decade, the United States has dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 in rankings of economic freedom. That decline is likely to impact the nation’s health and wealth in the future. Southern Methodist University economist Robert Lawson discussed the Economic Freedom of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: New reports offer conflicting stories on lost N.C. government jobs

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about conflicting reports detailing public-sector job losses in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2011
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    Looking ahead to the job market in 2018

    In Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School Through College Jobs, 2008–2018, researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce identified fields that will experience signficant job growth nationally and by state. In North Carolina, the Business, Management, and Administration cluster will be the largest…
    Terry Stoops, November 17, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the more than two dozen applications submitted to date to launch new public charter schools in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina politicians should swear off bubble gum and other unhealthy political confections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2011
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    The role of Real Jobs NC in North Carolina elections

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling helped pave the way for a 527 group called Real Jobs NC to participate in the state’s 2010 legislative elections. Real Jobs NC executive director Roger Knight described the group’s role — and its success — during a presentation today to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2011
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    Learning lessons from Corzine’s failure

    The failure of Wall Street investment firm MF Global, run by former Democratic governor and senator Jon Corzine, offers a teachable moment. At least that’s the assessment former Republican senator John Sununu presents in the latest TIME. While Sununu highlights Corzine’s “hubris,” he says the MF…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2011
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    The cost of stimulus

    In the latest Commentary, a letter writer disputes James Pethokoukis’ argument that the Obama stimulus package caused more harm than good., Pethokoukis’ brief response is worth quoting: Brian Robinson is skeptical that the Obama stimulus package contained costs more harmful than its price tag.
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online how a state rule is blocking a church from moving forward with a food truck ministry in Rowan County. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the Old North State should look to the “new North state” for ideas that…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2011