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    Soaking the rich with a wealth tax

    It’s so easy to let jealousy trump good sense. I think that’s what a ‘wealth tax’ is all about. A wealth tax, you see, is much more than hiking taxes on high earners because you think they don’t pay their ‘fair share.’ It’s about taking away the fruits of…
    Donna Martinez, January 21, 2021
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    Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage: Who Wins and Who Loses

    President Joe Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package. As City Journal puts it, “Feel Good Now – Pay Later.” Columnist Allison Schrager keys in on a key component: a federal minimum wage hike to $15 per hour. The plan includes a national $15 minimum wage and elimination…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    School choice can help mend our cultural conflicts

    With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country. I’ve found a glimmer, thanks to Carolina Journal Opinion Editor Ray Nothstine. Ray writes about the collapse of civic…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2021
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    Senate Leader Phil Berger Announces Committee Appointments

    A Jan. 7 news release from Sen. Leader Phil Berger’s office announces committee assignments. The General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday, Jan. 13. Be sure to join the John Locke Foundation’s government affairs team on Monday, Jan. 11, for a conversation about Locke’s legislative Agenda for a Better Carolina. …
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Monday: A Legislative Agenda For a Better Carolina

    Join Our Livestream Monday, Jan. 11 at Noon You’ll Find Us On Facebook or at john locke.org With the new year comes new opportunity to drive a Carolina Rebound that lifts North Carolinians from the nightmare of COVID-19 shutdowns into a year of promise and purpose.
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Defending Worker Freedom From Unions Targeting North Carolina

    Is his picture coming to a North Carolina elevator near you? Veteran McDowell County state legislator Josh Dobson is North Carolina’s new labor commissioner. It’s a position that runs under the public radar — except for the photo in the elevator! — but a position with key responsibilities around worker…
    Donna Martinez, January 5, 2021
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    Walt Disney’s 1953 Advice About Competition Could Save 2021 Hollywood

    Innovation leads to opportunity. And opportunity leads to prosperity. That’s why I’m forever reminding fellow free marketers that we should lift up and showcase innovators and their impact on our lives. In my household, innovators are driving me onto streaming platforms and out of traditional TV and — with a…
    Donna Martinez, January 4, 2021