Jobs and economy (page 7)

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    Experts underestimate the Trump economy

    Editors at Issues and Insights examine expert estimates of Trump administration economic policies. The most surprising thing about the latest unemployment report isn’t that the rate dropped to the lowest level since December 1969. It’s that unemployment wasn’t supposed to get anywhere near that low under President Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    Back to the future for labor unions

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on the proposed revival of a long-discarded labor union process. In a sign of the importance of labor backing in the 2020 Democratic primary, several candidates have courted unions by endorsing the idea of “sectoral bargaining,” that is, collective bargaining on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on college in South Korea

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about disturbing data linked to higher education in an Asian nation. More advanced societies tend to have more educated citizens, which is one reason why politicians of all stripes call for sending more students to college. One country has taken that impulse…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on debate surrounding Medicaid expansion’s costs. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the costs of uncertain economic policy.
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019
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    The numbers contradict the claims about Trump

    Editors at Issues and Insights probe some of the most harmful claims made about President Trump and find them wanting. President Donald Trump’s critics have called him many things during his nearly three years in office. “Racist.” “Fascist.” “Misogynist.” “Anti-middle class.” “Anti-poor.” And so on. But if that’s…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    What replaces the old institutions?

    Younger people and older working class men are the vanguard of a loss of trust in traditional institutions. They have been hardest hit by lack of opportunity and lack of human connection. Jordan Roberts has commented on the effects among Millennials. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic highlights the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2019
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    How to pay for roads

    How can North Carolina pay for the construction and maintenance of roads in the future? The North Carolina Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation (NC F1RST) Commission is looking for ways to ensure North Carolina can continue to build and maintain the roads it needs. Patrick McHugh of the NC Budget…
    Joseph Coletti, September 4, 2019