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Increasing productivity is the key to wealth creation
 
The Inflation Reduction Act is poised to reduce after-tax incomes for Americans across every income bracket, according to a report released last week by the Tax Foundation.
The Inflation Reduction Act is poised to reduce after-tax incomes for Americans across every income bracket, according to a report released last week by the Tax Foundation.
 
In addition to the inflation tax, the tax burden would also hit poor the hardest
 
The U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.9% in the second quarter of 2022, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) this morning.
The U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.9% in the second quarter of 2022, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) this morning.
 
Inflation hit another 40+ year high last month as the consumer price index jumped up 9.1% over the calendar year. The CPI is a broad measure of goods and prices related to the cost of living in the U.S. The June numbers are a 1.3% increase from May’s inflation numbers.
Inflation hit another 40+ year high last month as the consumer price index jumped up 9.1% over the calendar year. The CPI is a broad measure of goods and prices related to the cost of living in the U.S. The June numbers are a 1.3% increase from May’s inflation numbers.
 
The American Legislative Exchange Council just released its 2022 “Rich States, Poor States” report.
The American Legislative Exchange Council just released its 2022 “Rich States, Poor States” report.
 
For all their virtue-signaling about caring for the poor, the progressive game plan to help the poor has an abysmal track record.
For all their virtue-signaling about caring for the poor, the progressive game plan to help the poor has an abysmal track record.
 
State Auditor Beth Wood’s office found a glaring lack of transparency in the town of Plymouth due to the nonexistence of meeting minutes for the Town Council for most of 2020.
State Auditor Beth Wood’s office found a glaring lack of transparency in the town of Plymouth due to the nonexistence of meeting minutes for the Town Council for most of 2020.
 
A hundred new clean energy jobs in a Tier One county are put on hold while the company awaits judication on their modified permit.
A hundred new clean energy jobs in a Tier One county are put on hold while the company awaits judication on their modified permit.
 
Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts critics of his earlier writing on protecting the democratic process.
Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts critics of his earlier writing on protecting the democratic process.
 
Editors at Issues and Insights wonder why advocates of an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage ignore clear, convincing evidence of its ill effects.
Editors at Issues and Insights wonder why advocates of an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage ignore clear, convincing evidence of its ill effects.
 
Two new studies confirm that a higher minimum wage would not be an unalloyed gain for low-wage workers.
Two new studies confirm that a higher minimum wage would not be an unalloyed gain for low-wage workers.
 
The great gift this Christmas was that help was on the way. The vaccine was a welcome gift 10 months into the pandemic. It is no exaggeration that North Carolina’s vaccination rollout started poorly.
The great gift this Christmas was that help was on the way. The vaccine was a welcome gift 10 months into the pandemic. It is no exaggeration that North Carolina’s vaccination rollout started poorly.
 
Jim Geraghty of National Review Online highlights one particularly poor selection for President-elect Joe Biden’s team.
Jim Geraghty of National Review Online highlights one particularly poor selection for President-elect Joe Biden’s team.
 
After decades of living under a brutal dictatorship, the people of Sudan are finally taking charge.
 
Edward Lazear explains at National Review Online that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden offers the wrong prescription for helping America’s poor.
Edward Lazear explains at National Review Online that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden offers the wrong prescription for helping America’s poor.
 
Vik Khanna argues in a Federalist column that we are all suffering now from hospitals‘ lack of preparation for a pandemic.
Vik Khanna argues in a Federalist column that we are all suffering now from hospitals‘ lack of preparation for a pandemic.
 
The Beaufort County Commissioners were called into Special Session to address crisis about how much to pay Pitt County to house prisoners while repairs are being done to the current jail.
The Beaufort County Commissioners were called into Special Session to address crisis about how much to pay Pitt County to house prisoners while repairs are being done to the current jail.
 
As the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president debate the merits of taxing the wealthiest Americans, maybe we should instead focus on getting rid of a program that effectively taxes the poorest among us.
As the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president debate the merits of taxing the wealthiest Americans, maybe we should instead focus on getting rid of a program that effectively taxes the poorest among us.
 
There is general agreement among higher education observers and reformers that tuition and fees at public universities have increased at an unsustainable pace.
There is general agreement among higher education observers and reformers that tuition and fees at public universities have increased at an unsustainable pace.
 
You to Johnny, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Johnny to you, "A world-renowned Bubble Wrap Popper." You to Johnny, "Huh?"
You to Johnny, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Johnny to you, "A world-renowned Bubble Wrap Popper." You to Johnny, "Huh?"
 
Poor little Mohammad is trying to do the right thing but the cards are stacked against him.
Poor little Mohammad is trying to do the right thing but the cards are stacked against him.
 
I published the bit of Foolishness below to my Wildly Popular (Or is It?) Foolishness...Or Is It? Blog Site (forii.blogspot.com) in October 2011. If it was Funny back then, it is still Funny today because Silliness is Never Outdated.
I published the bit of Foolishness below to my Wildly Popular (Or is It?) Foolishness...Or Is It? Blog Site (forii.blogspot.com) in October 2011. If it was Funny back then, it is still Funny today because Silliness is Never Outdated.
 
Raleigh will add yet another hip cafe to its booming downtown this September on the corner of Martin and Wilmington streets.
Raleigh will add yet another hip cafe to its booming downtown this September on the corner of Martin and Wilmington streets.
 
Baseball is all the rage in Fayetteville, with the city close to signing a deal that would commit $35 million for a new baseball stadium in the hope of attracting a minor-league team to town.
Baseball is all the rage in Fayetteville, with the city close to signing a deal that would commit $35 million for a new baseball stadium in the hope of attracting a minor-league team to town.
 
Ethical treatment of Plants is just as important as it is for animals and humans.
Ethical treatment of Plants is just as important as it is for animals and humans.
 
North Carolina's economic outlook ranked second in the United States in a new analysis of all the states' economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council
North Carolina's economic outlook ranked second in the United States in a new analysis of all the states' economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council
 
Last week's newsletter highlighted the fiscal impact on North Carolina if the legislature agreed to opt for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. This week, I'll touch on three critical human costs...
Last week's newsletter highlighted the fiscal impact on North Carolina if the legislature agreed to opt for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. This week, I'll touch on three critical human costs...
 
As part of his remarks while visiting the White House on his first day in the United States, Pope Francis made a strong plea on behalf of religious liberty, which he specifically directed at President Obama. This came shortly before he made an unscheduled visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor...
As part of his remarks while visiting the White House on his first day in the United States, Pope Francis made a strong plea on behalf of religious liberty, which he specifically directed at President Obama. This came shortly before he made an unscheduled visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor...
 
Five students have been chosen by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to represent BCCC as new Ambassadors for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
Five students have been chosen by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to represent BCCC as new Ambassadors for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
 
Electricity is one of the most basic household necessities. It isn't a luxury item. That means it is something that every household must buy, regardless of income level - and as such, its costs are especially burdensome on the poor.
Electricity is one of the most basic household necessities. It isn't a luxury item. That means it is something that every household must buy, regardless of income level - and as such, its costs are especially burdensome on the poor.
 
Well-known for his popular magazine columns later reprinted in collection form, including Grenadine Etching (1947) and The Old Man the Boy (1957), Robert Ruark became even more of a household name after Something of Value (1955) was turned into a popular 1957 movie.
Well-known for his popular magazine columns later reprinted in collection form, including Grenadine Etching (1947) and The Old Man the Boy (1957), Robert Ruark became even more of a household name after Something of Value (1955) was turned into a popular 1957 movie.
 
What can be done to help the poor is a perennial issue in politics, and with it comes what is to me a real puzzler: Why do those who seem most adamant that government programs are the best way to serve the needs of the poor also seem the least interested in whether those programs actually work?
What can be done to help the poor is a perennial issue in politics, and with it comes what is to me a real puzzler: Why do those who seem most adamant that government programs are the best way to serve the needs of the poor also seem the least interested in whether those programs actually work?
 
What can be done to help the poor is a perennial issue in politics, and with it comes what is to me a real puzzler. Why do those who seem most adamant that government programs are the best way to serve the needs of the poor also seem the least interested in whether those programs actually work?
What can be done to help the poor is a perennial issue in politics, and with it comes what is to me a real puzzler. Why do those who seem most adamant that government programs are the best way to serve the needs of the poor also seem the least interested in whether those programs actually work?
 
Regulation stifles innovation, resulting in poor-quality products at higher prices for consumers. And removing long-established regulations takes a massive effort, usually driven by obvious massive benefits that an emerging new industry offers.
Regulation stifles innovation, resulting in poor-quality products at higher prices for consumers. And removing long-established regulations takes a massive effort, usually driven by obvious massive benefits that an emerging new industry offers.
 
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper visited East Carolina University on Thursday as part of an initiative to educate college consumers on making wise financial choices.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper visited East Carolina University on Thursday as part of an initiative to educate college consumers on making wise financial choices.
 
I have NO PROBLEM with anything you say. I used to type up my mother's tests on that smelly alcohol duplicator stencil.
I have NO PROBLEM with anything you say. I used to type up my mother's tests on that smelly alcohol duplicator stencil.
 
Mrs. Caroline Marie Cayton Poore, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013.
Mrs. Caroline Marie Cayton Poore, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013.
 
Mrs. Caroline Marie Cayton Poore, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013.
Mrs. Caroline Marie Cayton Poore, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013.
 
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