Jobs and economy (page 385)

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    A shocker: Capitalism works better than handouts to help the poor

    Acumen Fund founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz doesn’t use the words from this blog entry’s headline in her recent Bloomberg Businessweek commentary, but she could have: In 2002, after nearly 10 years of running a nonprofit to help poor farmers in India get the most out…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2011
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    Black Swan author could borrow a word from Palmer

    The latest print version of Bloomberg Businessweek features the following quotation from Nassim N. Taleb, author of The Black Swan: ”We’re not living in capitalism. We’re not living in socialism. We’re living in some weird economic situation with the banks controlling more than their share. It’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’d expect a university to honor the wishes of supporters who donate large sums of money or property, but George Leef says there are plenty of examples of universities ignoring donors’ wishes to pursue an alternative agenda. He discusses the topic in the latest edition of Carolina Journal…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2011
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    Schiff engages Occupy Wall Street protesters

    Peter Schiff is nothing if not provocative, as Human Events documents. Peter Schiff, the CEO who got fined for hiring too many people, sallied forth into the Occupy Wall Street mob with a microphone, beneath a banner reading “I Am The 1%… Let’s Chat.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Job losses in the public sector

    North Carolina pundits and politicians have spent much time and energy in recent months focusing on government-sector job losses. John Lott examines the issue from a national perspective in a new column posted at National Review Online. Obviously,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    The economy in haiku

    The Economist notes that the Kauffman Foundation joined economics and literature in their latest questionnaire on the economy. THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results here). It tends to focus on current economic conditions and policy questions, but the fourth…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
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    Glaeser: Education is a panacea

    Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard University and Bloomberg View columnist, America to educate itself to prosperity!  For Glaeser, it all starts with politicians in Washington, That message should be a perfect fit for Republicans – the U.S. becomes smarter through competition and hard work. Years of research…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
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    Cato’s Tanner notes Obama’s misunderstanding of economic inequality

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute details for National Review Online readers some inconvenient truths about the “rich” in America. According to data just released by the Tax Foundation, the top 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans earned 16.9 percent of all adjusted gross…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2011