Jobs and economy (page 4)

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    Washington Examiner pans Trump’s approach to trade

    Editors at the Washington Examiner argue that President Trump just doesn’t “get” free trade. President Trump is taking a gamble this week on trade. He is threatening to impose massive tariffs against Chinese goods, which would be bad for American consumers but perhaps much worse for an increasingly…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Some publication that I don’t read: NC 4th best state for business

    Chief Executive magazine says that North Carolina the 4th best state for business in 2019, one spot lower than last year.  Texas, Florida, and Tennessee are the top three states.  Illinois, New York, and California are the bottom three.
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2019
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    Regulations as a five-figure ‘hidden tax’

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights a new report on the impact of federal regulations. The federal regulatory apparatus imposed a roughly $14,600 “hidden tax” on American households in 2018, according to a report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). “That amounts to 20 percent of the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan Freedom to Work bill aimed at former prison inmates. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that freedom can fuel faster economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Steve Moore and the Fed

    Colin Wilhelm of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest developments in Steve Moore’s bid to join the Federal Reserve board. Conservative economic commentator and political activist Stephen Moore faces a tough battle for confirmation to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors due in part to controversies around his…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two recent news stories paint a very different picture of targeted tax incentives. While Winston-Salem recently landed a major aircraft industry company without offering a single tax break, S.C. legislators continue to squabble over a multimillion-dollar package designed to lure the Carolina Panthers business operations south of the state line.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    Martin Center column offers career training contrast

    Abigail Burrola writes for the Martin Center about two different approaches to career training. When students graduate high school, they know about the benefits of a college degree but not career training. Students who get some career and technical education (CTE) in high school can develop job skills and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    Making a predetermined outcome sound like real economics

    Whether jobs are created or destroyed, they always say it's good for 'economic impact,' and media buy it.
    Jon Sanders, April 25, 2019