Jobs and economy (page 8)

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    Assessing the ethical-industrial complex

    Jack Hough of Barron’s focuses on corporations that want to do more than just earn profits. This past week, the Business Roundtable, a group of chiefs from nearly 200 companies, said it has changed its mind about the purpose of a corporation. It’s not just to serve shareholders.
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2019
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    Minimum wage as sales tax on the middle class

    Matthew Klein of Barron’s explores the government-mandated minimum wage’s impact on the middle class. [N]ew research from Peter Harasztosi of the European Commission and Attila Lindner of University College London published in the August issue of the American Economic Review offers some answers. The authors studied how companies…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A student-centered approach could help fix North Carolina’s broken school funding model. That’s a key recommendation from the John Locke Foundation’s latest report on N.C. school financing reform. Terry Stoops discusses the research for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders highlights economists’ assessments of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    How would a $15/hr. minimum wage affect NC workers?

    Estimates vary, but nearly half of North Carolina workers earn less than $15/hr. Hiking the minimum wage that high would disemploy an estimated 367,000 North Carolinians.
    Jon Sanders, August 20, 2019
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    Look what budget surpluses made them write

    Ongoing good results from empirically sound policies of lower taxes, regulations, and spending isn't a problem for North Carolinians. They are, however, a real problem for the editorial board of the N&O.
    Jon Sanders, August 20, 2019
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    The government and wealth inequality

    Chris Edwards writes for National Review Online about the government’s role in wealth inequality. Are increases in wealth inequality the awful thing that Democrats claim? It depends on what causes them. Much of the recent modest rise in wealth inequality stems from innovations in our economy that are…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on confusion surrounding N.C. law and smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how trade wars hurt N.C. workers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Don’t count on the return of job security

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online urges readers to accept a fact about the future of work. These are frantic times. In the early 1960s, the average “life expectancy” of a corporation on the Fortune 500 was a little over 75 years; today, it is about 15 years…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019