Jobs and economy (page 7)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Does President Trump deserve credit for the booming American economy? How about former President Barack Obama? Roy Cordato analyzes the competing claims for credit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains Association Health Plans and their possible role in health care reform. Dr.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2018
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    Will Georgia rethink its film industry subsidies?

    Georgia has leaped in front of North Carolina in recent years in its willingness to pay off filmmakers who are looking for taxpayer-funded handouts. Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller offers a report that might prompt some Georgia policymakers to think twice about film subsidies. Several Hollywood actors…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2018
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    Tulsa Offers $10,000 Grant To Entice Young Workers

    It’s an interesting way of recruiting young entrepreneurial talent to the city of Tulsa: offer a $10,000 grant in exchange for a one-year commitment. The funds are from a private foundation. Each $10,000 grant will be distributed over the course of a year to eligible remote workers or entrepreneurs…
    Donna Martinez, November 19, 2018
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    AEI report laments ‘STEM without fruit’

    Brent Orrell of the American Enterprise Institute highlights unintended consequences of the recent academic emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM. Among his key findings: Labor market data and employer feedback suggest that the emphasis on STEM in workforce development is obscuring deeper, widespread challenges to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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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