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    NC Corporate Tax on the Right Track, Gov. Cooper’s Proposed Budget Threatens Derailment

    North Carolina is on the right track with corporate income tax. The tax is currently at 3 percent, after annual reductions in the rate since 2013 when it was at 6.9 percent. The tax is scheduled to be reduced to 2.5 percent in January; however, the tax increases in Governor…
    Anna Manning, May 25, 2018
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    A minimum-wage increase’s impact on grocery prices erases much of its gains in wages

    Yesterday I discussed a local protest with the self-defeating goal of “helping the poor” by jacking up the minimum wage all the way to $15 per hour. I pointed out that one of the issues about which economists are in greatest agreement upon is the negative effects of…
    Jon Sanders, May 25, 2018
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    Martin Center column probes the future of law school

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about the impact of legal innovations on law schools. The world of law school and the legal profession is in turmoil. This is because there are not only many market distortions at play, but because the economy is undergoing transitions. One of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Trump’s tweets and judicial overreach

    Jenna Ellis writes for the Washington Examiner about the judicial overreach displayed in this week’s court decision involving @realDonaldTrump. In a 75-page defense of crazy judicial overreach, a federal court held on Wednesday that President Trump (and anyone else with administrative permissions to his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account) cannot…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Your tax dollars at work: Booze-tracking jewelry edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents a novel way to spend taxpayers’ hard-earned money. The National Institutes of Health is preparing to spend millions on research studies to develop jewelry and clothes that can monitor the alcohol intake of Americans. The agency recently submitted two grant…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Conservatives versus feminists

    Heather Wilhelm argues at National Review Online for the mutual exclusivity of conservatism and modern feminism. In last weekend’s New York Times, feminist writer Jessica Valenti argued that conservatives can’t be feminists, and that any claim to the contrary boils down to an empty charade. Conservatives, she wrote,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    Assessing America’s declining birth rate

    David French asks at National Review Online whether a downturn in the American birth rate signals “the death of hope.” Last week the National Center for Health Statistics reported that America’s general fertility rate hit a record low in 2017. That record — bad enough on its own…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018