Jobs and economy (page 4)

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    The economy and the 2020 presidential election

    Steve Cortes writes for Real Clear Politics about potential electoral implications of the latest economic news. The blowout economic news released Friday in the November employment report signals an acceleration of the extraordinary labor market trends in America and may well forecast the reelection of President Trump. After…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019
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    New Raleigh City Council open to innovation?

    Short-term rentals, backyard cottages, and scooters could get a reprieve with a new mayor and reconstituted city council. New member Jonathan Melton says, “I think we can lead on micromobility,” and Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin proposes holding off enforcement of short-term rental restrictions. Anna Johnson provided the play-by-play.
    Joseph Coletti, December 4, 2019
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    Two cheers for the ‘afta NAFTA’ deal

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains at National Review Online why he believes the Trump administration’s trade deal with Mexico and Canada is just OK. President Trump could be on the verge of his biggest bipartisan accomplishment — right in the middle of an impeachment inquiry and, even more oddly, partly…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    “Global prosperity hits highest ever level.”

    That’s one of the many positive findings in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index for 2019. From the Executive Summary: The Legatum Institute’s revised and improved 2019 Prosperity Index quantifies prosperity in 167 countries across the globe, which together contain 99.4% of the world’s population. ……
    Jon Guze, November 26, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on majors that pay and those that don’t

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about the link between a college major and favorable employment prospects. The College Scorecard, a Department of Education initiative that publishes data on student debt and earnings after graduation for thousands of schools, just got a major update. Previously, the Scorecard’s major…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    An argument for the Right to fight income inequality

    Willis Krumholz writes for the Federalist that those whose politics lean right of center should pay more attention to income inequality. Widening inequality and slowing social mobility really is a problem in America, and government policies championed by the elite have exacerbated this inequality. Because the solutions fit…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2019
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    Capitalism’s role in ending ‘crappy’ jobs

    Tim Worstall writes for the Washington Examiner about one of capitalism’s unsung virtues. We’re told, with a sense of horror, that sanitation workers in developing countries have pretty crappy jobs in terms of conditions and pay. The only surprise there, for the informed among us, is the horror…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2019