Jobs and economy (page 4)

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    Challenging arguments about Amazon’s HQ2 choices

    Mitchell Blue writes at the Federalist to rebut analysts who use the Amazon HQ2 decision to echo Democratic Party talking points. Besides being boring, what does Amazon’s location choice signal? According to CNN’s Jill Filipovic, the predictable selections mean that, “Republicans can no longer lay claim to being…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    Thankful For Our North Carolina Farmers

    We are thankful for our farmers every day of the year, but especially this Thanksgiving following one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the coast of the Carolinas. From John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti: It is hard to imagine what would be on tables this Thanksgiving if it…
    Anna Manning, November 16, 2018
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    New York Gov. Cuomo draws the wrong conclusion

    It's not as if Texas was minding its own business and suddenly won the low-tax business-welcoming climate lottery. Texas adopted policies that economists have consistently shown to promote stronger economic growth.
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2018
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    Boy, am I glad Amazon went elsewhere

    Now North Carolina isn't having to plumb new depths in cronyism like some mad Captain Nemo. Make no mistake, that's what our leaders were fully prepared to do.
    Jon Sanders, November 15, 2018
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    Ocasio-Cortez is right … for once

    Bre Payton identifies for Federalist readers one case in which avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is correct about public policy. Amazon announced it will split its second headquarters between two locations — one in Crystal City, Virginia, a suburb just outside of Washington D.C., and Long Island City, New…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2018
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    Time to bid adieu to the ‘lifetime job economy’?

    Andrew Tonsing argues in a Federalist column that it’s “misguided and dangerous” to pine for the days when a person could spend his entire working career with one job. In post-World War II America, many workers enjoyed lifetime employment that enabled a middle class lifestyle through providing health care,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2018
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    Barron’s ponders a lost opportunity for Amazon

    Assuming that Amazon will split its new HQ2 operations between sites in New York and near Washington, D.C., Alex Eule of Barron’s laments the decision. … [T]he new congressional map once again showed a nation divided between urban coasts and a more rural heartland. As the map filled…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    Fed economists ‘see the light’ on a new way to predict U.S. export growth

    The study asserts that nighttime satellite pictures of lights on the ground can be reliably used in forecasting U.S. export growth.
    Jon Sanders, November 5, 2018