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    Martin Center column offers hiring advice to UNC

    Peter Romary uses a Martin Center column to offer advice to top University of North Carolina leaders. Given the trouble the University of North Carolina system has had in thoroughly vetting job applicants and keeping top officials for their full term, I have some lessons for current officials as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Punishing those responsible for the proposed ‘coup’

    Editors at the Boston Herald call for legal action aimed at those who tried to oust Donald Trump from the White House. That Justice Department officials were having discussions about ousting a sitting president should concern every American. It is simply astonishing that these actors allegedly held conversations…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Forbes ponders the euro’s 20th anniversary

    Steve Forbes uses his latest Forbes magazine column to puncture myths about the common European currency. Since 2008, the EU has been beset by economic crises that have dulled any luster the new currency had. Too bad. Had Europeans understood the proper principles of monetary policy, the euro…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    More bad news for unions

    Steven Malanga writes for City Journal about declining union membership. The percentage of government workers who belong to a union dipped again in 2018 and has hit a 40-year low. Just 33.9 percent of government workers now belong to a union, according to government figures, the lowest point…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    AOC can see an example of the Green New Deal in practice

    Editors of the Wall Street Journal urge U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to consider a case of the Green New Deal‘s principles in action. The Green New Deal that Democrats unveiled last week has a grand ambition to eliminate fossil fuels in 10 years, retrofit every building in America,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    A warning about an ‘oblivious’ Fed

    Avi Tiomkin writes for Barron’s that the head of the Federal Reserve appears to be following regrettable precedents. The Federal Reserve recently suggested that it was finished raising interest rates for now, and might even stop shrinking its post-financial-crisis balance sheet sooner than expected. Even so, in delivering…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. craft distillers’ complaints about the state ABC monopoly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores links between government and happiness.
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Scuttling of High-Speed Rail Shows Hard Choices Progressives Don’t Want to Make

    Scott Sumner begins a recent discussion of California’s ill-fated high-speed rail project by noting: In many ways, California is the ideal place to build a high-speed rail line. The state has two giant metro areas, separated by 380 miles, which is the “sweet spot” for high-speed rail. A high-speed…
    Jon Guze, February 17, 2019