Jobs and economy (page 8)

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    Today’s Daily Journal, “Certificate of Need: Government picking winners and losers”

    JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: When you keep the supply of a service artificially low, incumbent providers aren’t subject to competition and gain more market power than they otherwise would. The natural consequence is less access and higher prices.
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
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    Research Update: How Restrictive Should N.C. Make Its Licensing of General Contractors?

    Justified or arbitrary? JLF’s Jon Sanders assesses potential new rules for general contractors: A bill before the General Assembly (Senate Bill 55) would create new continuing education requirements for general contractors. Currently, the state doesn’t require any continuing education for general contractors. So right from the start, this…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
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    “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
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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