Jobs and economy (page 4)

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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the Cooper administration’s proposed unemployment rule could force parents to choose between returning to work and taking care of home-bound kids. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion isn’t “free” to the state.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    COVID-19 response as ‘unprecedented government malfeasance’

    Heather Mac Donald uses the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis to pick apart government responses to the coronavirus pandemic. And what has been the response to this economic carnage on the part of our ruling class? Branding strategies! Politicians have put cute names on what has been…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about continued concerns surrounding N.C. COVID-19 hospital data. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the latest job numbers look promising.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2020
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    More Thoughts on the Futility of Lockdowns

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I called attention to statistical evidence indicating that: (1) most people who were willing and able to practice social distancing had already started doing it before any lockdowns were put in place and (2) most people who were unwilling…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper continuing to block Republican-led legislation during the COVID-19 crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should avoid policies that keep workers sidelined.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2020
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    Notable recipients of PPP loans include well-known advocacy groups

    According to an article from the News & Observer, Over the weekend, President Donald Trump signed legislation extending the PPP [Paycheck Protection Program] deadline for small business owners. According to The Washington Post, $150 billion remains in the fund. The data from the SBA show that in North Carolina,…
    Terry Stoops, July 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020