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  1. Jun

    The Raisins of Freedom

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Economics By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Raisins are certainly not the most inspiring topic. But for one day, the word "raisin" is synonymous with the word "freedom." That's because in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court yesterday held that the government cannot take a farmer's crops and give nothing in return. The story, which began 80 years ago in the New […]

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    Why Tax Cuts Are Working in NC

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

    Economist Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal that reminds us of why fiscal reforms in our state have worked and are still working. But he also warns us of how easily all the gains can be lost. He notes that North Carolina cut taxes in the right […]

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    Construction Crony: Raise Taxes to Benefit My Company!

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

    At a conference in Winston-Salem last week, government officials and minority business owners discussed the issue of minority-owned businesses receiving a larger share of state government contracts. When discussion turned to a potential $2.8 billion worth of bonds being proposed for state buildings and roads, one of the representatives from a business seeking to benefit […]

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    Solar Crony Admits Solar in NC Completely a Gov't Creation

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

    In the N&O, the CEO of a crony solar company that has profited not because it created value for consumers but rather due to political privilege lobbied in the backrooms of the General Assembly, discusses threats to the continued success of his business. But this sunny forecast could quickly cloud over. Two of the most […]

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    Volvo Chooses South Carolina; NC Taxpayers Save Millions

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

    NC's Commerce Secretary is upset that NC legislators didn't pony up enough taxpayer dollars to bribe Volvo to bring its plant to North Carolina. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla said Monday that North Carolina lost its bid for a Volvo manufacturing plant in part because the legislature hasn’t approved more jobs incentive funding. Skvarla’s comments came […]

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