Jobs and economy (page 384)

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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation for reaction to the AFL-CIO’s proposals for boosting job creation in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2011
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    New at CJO: Tire deal blowout prompts Berger to suggest incentives review

    The latest report at Carolina Journal Online features Senate leader Phil Berger’s suggestion that has colleagues take a “big-picture” look at state targeted tax incentives programs after the failed deal to bring a tire plant and more than 1,000 jobs to Brunswick County.
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Gizzi outlines a double standard on doomed congressional votes

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Gizzi documents for Human Events readers the Obama administration’s shifting position on congressional votes that are doomed to failure: After repeated condemnation during the debt-ceiling debate of Congress taking votes on matters that are “political statements” and have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Kudlow spreads the good cheer

    If you’re in a funk about the current state of the economy and the government’s approach to it, you might want to skip the closing paragraphs of Lawrence Kudlow‘s latest column: According to Rasmussen, fewer than half believe their homes are worth more than…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Senate leader blames Perdue team for lost Brunswick jobs, calls for larger review of incentives

    Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Commerce Department team are trading barbs with Republican legislative leaders over who’s to blame for Continental Tire’s decision to add a projected 1,000 new jobs or more in South Carolina, rather than Brunswick County. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, made his case during an…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    As you read and listen to praise of Steve Jobs today, part 2

    He learned from his economic failures and maintained a laser-beam focus on improving products for his consumers. Steve Jobs also served as an admirable example for entrepreneurs in another way, as Timothy P. Carney documents for Washington Examiner readers. Compared to his competitors, though,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    As you read and listen to praise of the late Steve Jobs today …

    … you might want to consider the Apple co-founder’s economic failures and “difficult” management style. Am I speaking ill of the dead? Not at all. Both a willingness to take economic risks and a perfectionist streak in pursuit of better products represent key pieces of Jobs’…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    A brief explanation of the problem with tariffs

    Economic historian John Steele Gordon offers Commentary readers the following assessment (subscriber link) of tariffs while responding to a reader’s criticism of an earlier article: Tariffs are a tax ultimately paid by the consumer. And high tariffs allow domestic manufacturers to raise their prices…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011