Civitas Review

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    NC Business Incentives Just a Cottage Crony Industry

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

    A recent press release from Gov. McCrory's office celebrated the announcement of 450 new jobs coming to Davie County, in no small part thanks to a grant from the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program.   If history is any indication, however, we'll be lucky to see half that many jobs actually materialize. In […]

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    The Wealth Right Under Our Feet

    Posted in Economics, Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    The purported debate over fracking underlies the tragedy of today's liberalism. Once liberals posed as friends of the working man. But now their fears about the environment take precedence over jobs for ordinary people. I happened to vacation in Pennsylvania, where I once lived. Out in the mountainous area there — which is much like […]

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    DENR Chief Vows to Protect Economy and Environment

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    I happened to be at the luncheon yesterday at which John Skvarla, head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, explained how his agency intends to help the state's economy while also protecting the environment. The News & Observer wrote a competent story about the event. I'm not dissing the paper, but it has […]

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