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The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of U.S. economic inflation, continued climbing quickly in May, surpassing economists’ expectations for another month.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of U.S. economic inflation, continued climbing quickly in May, surpassing economists’ expectations for another month.
 
The state budget may be spared economists’ worst fears from the COVID pandemic, according to a new tax revenue forecast.
The state budget may be spared economists’ worst fears from the COVID pandemic, according to a new tax revenue forecast.
 
Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights the track record of an economist who influences Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights the track record of an economist who influences Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
 
Casey Mulligan reminds National Review Online readers that fellow high-profile economist Paul Krugman is wrong about many of the issues that attract his attention.
Casey Mulligan reminds National Review Online readers that fellow high-profile economist Paul Krugman is wrong about many of the issues that attract his attention.
 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk exchanged jabs with economist Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, after the left-leaning professor accused him of shorting his workers as a modern-day robber baron.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk exchanged jabs with economist Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, after the left-leaning professor accused him of shorting his workers as a modern-day robber baron.
 
The U.S. unemployment rate shocked economists on Wall Street, dropping to 13.3% for the month of May.
The U.S. unemployment rate shocked economists on Wall Street, dropping to 13.3% for the month of May.
 
Imagine you've been given the task to argue that an industry needs government support to survive. How do you think you'd make that case?
Imagine you've been given the task to argue that an industry needs government support to survive. How do you think you'd make that case?
 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deserves a big "Thank you." In calling for top marginal tax rates of 70 percent, the freshman U.S. representative from New York is attracting attention to often-neglected issues linked to federal tax policy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deserves a big "Thank you." In calling for top marginal tax rates of 70 percent, the freshman U.S. representative from New York is attracting attention to often-neglected issues linked to federal tax policy.
 
Economists on Wednesday said they expected North Carolina's economy to grow somewhat in 2017, but they cautioned against counting on a robust growth during the coming year
Economists on Wednesday said they expected North Carolina's economy to grow somewhat in 2017, but they cautioned against counting on a robust growth during the coming year
 
The General Assembly's top economist on Thursday said that, unlike last year, when state tax collections appeared to suggest a shortfall in General Fund revenues, state government is on track to meet its projections for the current budget year.
The General Assembly's top economist on Thursday said that, unlike last year, when state tax collections appeared to suggest a shortfall in General Fund revenues, state government is on track to meet its projections for the current budget year.
 
Last week's newsletter mentioned in passing something that this week's entry will explore further. It discussed my new report promoting a state REINS Act for North Carolina, in light of findings by Beacon Hill economists that the regulatory burden imposed by North Carolina on the private sector...
Last week's newsletter mentioned in passing something that this week's entry will explore further. It discussed my new report promoting a state REINS Act for North Carolina, in light of findings by Beacon Hill economists that the regulatory burden imposed by North Carolina on the private sector...
 
A new, groundbreaking report from Beacon Hill economists estimated that in 2015 state regulations cost North Carolina's economy at minimum $3.1 billion and possibly as much as $25.5 billion.
A new, groundbreaking report from Beacon Hill economists estimated that in 2015 state regulations cost North Carolina's economy at minimum $3.1 billion and possibly as much as $25.5 billion.
 
Critics often label capitalism as unfair. They say a system based on free markets and limited government control leads to wide disparities among the rich and poor.
Critics often label capitalism as unfair. They say a system based on free markets and limited government control leads to wide disparities among the rich and poor.
 
Justin Wolfers, a University of Michigan economist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote a piece for The New York Times a couple of weeks ago that was partly a response to a previous piece I wrote for The Wall Street Journal about North Carolina’s recent drop in unemployment.
Justin Wolfers, a University of Michigan economist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote a piece for The New York Times a couple of weeks ago that was partly a response to a previous piece I wrote for The Wall Street Journal about North Carolina’s recent drop in unemployment.
 
Taxpayers in every income category will save tens of millions of dollars because of state tax reforms enacted in North Carolina in 2013.
Taxpayers in every income category will save tens of millions of dollars because of state tax reforms enacted in North Carolina in 2013.
 
Dean Baker is an economist who co-directs a left-wing group in Washington called the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Liberal groups in North Carolina and elsewhere often cite Baker as an authority on the effects of public policy on economic growth.
Dean Baker is an economist who co-directs a left-wing group in Washington called the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Liberal groups in North Carolina and elsewhere often cite Baker as an authority on the effects of public policy on economic growth.
 
When I took the job as a movie theater cashier, I had no idea my first excursion into the working world would deliver such valuable life lessons. I learned it's not a good idea to work for someone who tells you to protect the cash register at all costs and hands you a baseball bat to fend off robber
When I took the job as a movie theater cashier, I had no idea my first excursion into the working world would deliver such valuable life lessons. I learned it's not a good idea to work for someone who tells you to protect the cash register at all costs and hands you a baseball bat to fend off robber
 
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
 
When you hear politicians utter the phrase "economists say," be skeptical. There may well be economists who agree with their particular policy idea. But economists and other social scientists don't speak with one voice. There are many differences of opinion, reflecting differences in assumptions...
When you hear politicians utter the phrase "economists say," be skeptical. There may well be economists who agree with their particular policy idea. But economists and other social scientists don't speak with one voice. There are many differences of opinion, reflecting differences in assumptions...
 
The Austrian economist and philosopher F.A. Hayek is probably best known for his argument that we are usually better off if we rely on the spontaneous order that emerges from peaceful human interactions than order that is coercively imposed by government officials.
The Austrian economist and philosopher F.A. Hayek is probably best known for his argument that we are usually better off if we rely on the spontaneous order that emerges from peaceful human interactions than order that is coercively imposed by government officials.
 
When the New York Times finds a case of what economists call market failure, you can expect that its reporters will investigate it to the core. But when it stumbles across a clear case of government failure, expect at best a superficial and myopic investigation.
When the New York Times finds a case of what economists call market failure, you can expect that its reporters will investigate it to the core. But when it stumbles across a clear case of government failure, expect at best a superficial and myopic investigation.
 
Goodman, an economist and president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, has been one of the country's leading experts on the economics of health care for more than two decades. Back in the 1990s, his work on patient power and perverse incentives...
Goodman, an economist and president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, has been one of the country's leading experts on the economics of health care for more than two decades. Back in the 1990s, his work on patient power and perverse incentives...
 
There is one talking point that has become the go-to objection to eliminating North Carolina's state income taxes and replacing the revenue by expanding the sales tax: "This will shift the tax burden from the rich and onto the backs of the poor!"
There is one talking point that has become the go-to objection to eliminating North Carolina's state income taxes and replacing the revenue by expanding the sales tax: "This will shift the tax burden from the rich and onto the backs of the poor!"
 
Famed economist Arthur Laffer provided real-world economic solutions at the Civitas Institute's legislative training session recently in Raleigh.
Famed economist Arthur Laffer provided real-world economic solutions at the Civitas Institute's legislative training session recently in Raleigh.
 
The growth of teenage unemployment has ominous implications for the future -- but there is a solution, if we are willing to face economic reality.
The growth of teenage unemployment has ominous implications for the future -- but there is a solution, if we are willing to face economic reality.
 
If North Carolina were a separate country, we would not fare well in key international comparisons of economic competitiveness.
If North Carolina were a separate country, we would not fare well in key international comparisons of economic competitiveness.
 
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