Trade

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    Oh, Ship. How Supply Chain Delays Will Impact the Holidays.

    The holidays might be a little less warm and cozy if continued supply chain and labor market woes don’t reverse course soon. Those frumpy (but delightfully fuzzy) Santa socks you were waiting to buy and that heady and sultry scotch you wanted to serve your guests might be stuck in a shipping…
    Brooke Medina, October 12, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about young Republicans taking a stand against mask mandates. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains how trade lifts the N.C. economy.
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio’s last episode

    After almost 18 years on N.C. airwaves, Carolina Journal Radio airs its final program this weekend. Andy Jackson explains how state lawmakers can take steps to prevent state agencies from bypassing N.C. laws through collusive lawsuit settlements. Jordan Roberts offers alternatives to the governor’s preferred policy…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2021
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    Panning the decision to back out of key trade deal

    Editors at National Review Online remind us about the costly decision to remove the United States from an important trade agreement. Within weeks of his 2016 election victory, President Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multilateral trade deal intended to build…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    Classical liberals’ role in the current climate

    Dalibor Rohac of the American Enterprise Institute ponders classical liberals’ response to current political trends. Whenever classical liberals feel despondent about the present moment, they ought to remember the circumstances surrounding the creation of the Mont Pelerin Society, which helped give birth to the contemporary version of their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2020
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    Trump and China: He could take a tougher line

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online explores the president’s approach to the communist Chinese regime. Trump was elected in no small part because of his opposition to immigration and globalization. He asked who really benefited from these phenomena, and proposed doing something about them. China, as a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2020
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    Rethinking the supply chain: Economic factors to keep in mind

    Caroline Freund of the World Bank writes at Barron’s about factors nations and companies will consider in the debate over the future of supply chains. Some economists are asking whether deep economic integration has been shortsighted, with too many companies chasing supply-chain efficiency gains rather than focusing on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2020