Jobs and economy (page 9)

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    In praise of skilled blue-collar work

    Michael Morris writes for the Federalist about the benefits of blue-collar occupations. An underappreciated element about vocational jobs is how intrinsically motivating they can be. A distinctly human demand that must be nurtured throughout life, lest you face a nagging sense of meaninglessness, is found in accomplishing goals.
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2018
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    Disney gives back government subsidies

    Anaheim’s libertarian-leaning Mayor Tom Tait and unions supporting a $15 minimum wage seem to have unintentionally found a way to reduce targeted tax incentives. Disney asked the city council to end a “45-year moratorium on a gate tax and a $267 million economic assistance package for a new luxury…
    Joseph Coletti, August 31, 2018
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    Regulatory reforms that help businesses start and grow

    State governments can take a number of steps to help businesses start and expand. A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts provides examples from across the country of how regulators have used online permitting portals to make applying for permits easier and faster, prioritized enforcement against frequent violators of regulations,…
    Joseph Coletti, August 31, 2018
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    Progressive Policies Continue to Harm Minorities

    Today’s progressives would prefer not to talk about it, but it’s a fact that many of the policies that progressives promoted during the first half of the 20th century were racially discrimatory both by design and in effect. Many of those policies are still in place, and, as legal…
    Jon Guze, August 30, 2018
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    Tennessee study criticizes that state’s film incentives program

    Beacon Center CEO Justin Owen said that studies show film incentives "have a return on investment of anywhere from just seven cents per dollar to 28 cents per dollar, an investment that only the government would make."
    Jon Sanders, August 27, 2018
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    Get the facts about teacher shortages

    The 2018-19 school year is underway!  And, in recent years, stories about teacher shortages, long-term substitutes, and other staffing issues have become a staple of back-to-school reporting. The National Council on Teacher Quality lays out the facts about the issue. Only half the people who graduate from teacher…
    Terry Stoops, August 27, 2018
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    A mixed assessment of Trump’s policies

    Dan Mitchell explains in an International Liberty blog entry why he has a mixed reaction to President Trump’s economic policies. And if you’re fair, you admit that some of Trump’s policies are helping the economy and some are hurting the economy. … … Simply stated, I like what…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2018
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    Carolina Beach food truck lawsuit explored

    After you read Lindsay Marchello’s article about a new lawsuit challenging Carolina Beach’s food truck restrictions, check out the Institute for Justice’s video on the topic.
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2018