Civitas Review

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    "Living Wage" Nonsense

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    Today's N&O offers up this article about a study that allegedly calculates a "living wage." The study: "tried to show what it actually takes to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, transportation, taxes and other necessities across the state." What did they find? "The average family of four in North Carolina needs $42,841 annually […]

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    Who's Paying Tax in N.C.?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Max Borders | Tagged ,

    Wouldn't you like to know. (Hint: Look out for those calling for the wealthy to pay their "fair share.")-Max Borders

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    Myth of the Middle Class Squeeze

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged

    Drew Carey on the troubles of the middle class.-Max Borders

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    No Better off than 1975?

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged

    If you believe that the average worker is no better off than in 1975, then you may be missing something.(Beautiful addendum to this post from Steven Landsburg in the NYTimes.)-Max Borders

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    Blame "Easy Credit" for Business Cycles

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    "Business cycles and economic downturns are a natural by-product of a capitalist economy." So the common refrain goes. Nonsense. In this oldie-but-a-goodie Freeman article, Brian Summers dispels this myth. "Critics of capitalism assert that recessions are caused by free enterprise. But when pressed on the matter, these critics can never find anything in the free […]

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