Jobs and economy (page 383)

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    Why Keynesians should be thrilled about the recent earthquake and hurricane

    Michael Tanner‘s latest column at National Review Online treats Keynesian economics with the respect it deserves. In other words, Tanner ridicules the ideas that fill Paul Krugman’s columns and motivate President Obama’s “jobs” policies. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods — Paul Krugman should be ecstatic. Not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    Sowell examines the importance of wealth in fighting poverty

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column analyzes a New York Times writer’s criticism of longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs for his record of charitable donations. Americans in general — whether rich, poor or in between — have one of the most remarkable records for donating not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jenna Ashley Robinson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report documents faculty work loads in the University of North Carolina system. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines dueling jobs plans from President Obama and his critics.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    DPI survey follies

    After last week’s release of education job loss statistics from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the News & Observer published an article with the ridiculous headline, “N.C. school cuts just keep coming.” On Sunday, the Charlotte Observer published an article on the same subject, but their…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2011
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    Robert Mundell’s prescription for economic growth

    Robert Mundell, a Nobel laureate in economics, urged the U.S. government to cut the corporate tax rate and make the Bush tax cuts permanent in a recent interview with The Economist. Mundell claims that the biggest problem facing the U.S. and Europe is economic growth. There are two things…
    Ziyi Mai, September 6, 2011
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    S.C. governor has big idea for big Obama jobs speech

    If the president really wants to make some big news with next week’s jobs speech, he could take a suggestion from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as reported in Human Events: At any rate, if Obama really wants to make a difference with this speech, he’ll…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Months before any voters cast real ballots in the 2012 presidential race, media outlets already have started pursuing their favorite story lines. Jon Ham discusses early media coverage of the 2012 campaign during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear what some Charlotte-area voters heard…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011
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    The joys of legal immigration

    There continues to be plenty of attention on illegal immigration and the inability (or unwillingness) of the federal government to address it. But what about the experience of legal immigrants---those who wait in line and remain in compliance with federal laws? As an immigrant from New Zealand, by way of Canada, I can attest that the complex, onerous, and bizarre legal process is not helping the situation. Naturally, the more expensive and bureaucratic the legal process becomes, the more likely people will be to shirk it. Yesterday, Rick and Donna Martinez of WPTF News Radio 680 invited me on to share my story. Click here to listen (15 minutes).
    Fergus Hodgson, September 1, 2011