Jobs and economy (page 9)

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    The Right AOC on Point: Telling on Your Neighbors in the Age of ‘Social Distancing’

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses people who report their neighbors to authorities because of concerns about “social distancing.” Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    Two Great COVID-19 Pieces by Lyman Stone

    Stone’s a Hong Kong based demographer who’s been providing expert commentary on the pandemic from the very beginning. Two of his recent pieces are must-reads: Suspending WHO Funding Should Be Just the Beginning and Lockdowns Don’t Work. The latter is particularly eye-opening. Here’s Stone’s summary: Many policies provide…
    Jon Guze, April 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. state government remains overwhelmed with unemployment claims as the governor expands eligibility for benefits. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal offers four ideas for lifting tax burdens on N.C. workers and business.  …
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    California overregulation hurts COVID-19 response

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon explains how an overly restrictive California economic regulation is hurting the state’s ability to cope with COVID-19. Democratic California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday rebuffed calls to suspend a controversial labor law that experts say hinders the state’s pandemic response and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 task force features few business representatives. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the government response to COVID-19 requires more clarity and transparency.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2020
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    Less is more after COVID-19, Forbes argues

    Steve Forbes offers Forbes magazine readers a history lesson that could help guide economic policy after the COVID-19 pandemic. The coming question is what should be done once the coronavirus crisis abates and the kick wears off from Washington’s rescue efforts. For answers, we should—but won’t—heed some of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on COVID-19’s impact for the University of North Carolina’s budget request. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a prudent reopening of the N.C. economy is sustainable.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2020
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    Coronavirus indicators: Better on the health front than the economic front

    Cassidy Morrison writes for the Washington Examiner about the contrast between the latest COVID-19 health news and the news related to its economic impact. The coronavirus pandemic is showing signs of stabilization even as economic indicators are just beginning to reveal the magnitude of its damage to commerce.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2020