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    UNC Biz Prof. Critiques Gene Nichol

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Michael Jacobs, CEO of Jacobs Capital and professor of the Practice of Finance at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business, wrote this interesting piece in the N&O criticizing Gene Nichol's approach to addressing poverty. Here are some samples from the article: If the goal of the poverty center is, in fact, to improve the condition […]

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    Walter Williams on Economic Myths and Realities

    Posted in Civitas Events, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    When Dr. Walter Williams spoke at CLC, he sat down with us for an exclusive interview. He covers a wide range of current topics, focusing especially on economic myths and realities. In about 19 minutes he gives a clear, powerful picture of why progressive policies fail and hurt the people they are meant to help, […]

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    At Civitas' CLC: Walter Williams Sums Up

    Posted in Civitas Events, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Walter Williams, at the end of an exclusive interview for Civitas at CLC, in a couple of minutes eloquently summed up his thinking this way. Conservatives should keep that in mind: we too have to convince our fellow citizens of the moral superiority of personal liberty. While also reminding them that free people living in […]

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    NC Expecting to Pay off UI Debt Early, Saving Millions

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    North Carolina's massive debt to the federal government for funds borrowed to cover unemployment insurance is on pace to be paid off by the end of 2015, according to Division of Employment Security head Dale Folwell. From the N&O: The state’s debt to the federal government, money it borrowed to pay unemployment benefits, peaked at […]

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    Walter Williams Dismantling the Minimum Wage

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    There is little doubt that the minimum wage is shaping up to be a hot political topic both nationally and here in NC this election year. There has been, and will continue to be, much debate on this issue. One of the most devastating critics of the minimum wage is economist and columnist Walter Williams […]