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    Bicycle Superhighway: A Policy Pothole

    posted October 12, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    Back in the spring, I wrote about a “bicycle superhighway” idea that was just starting to be kicked around.  The concept was a five-mile path along I-40 between Raleigh…
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    Federal Tax Reform Wisely Follows the North Carolina Model

    posted October 10, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Even as major questions and specific details still have to be worked out, the Republican tax plan may sound familiar. It moves toward simplification, just as North Carolina’s successful…
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    Amazon: Some of the Hidden Consequences of Crony Capitalism

    posted September 28, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Last week (9/22), Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” featured an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders. It focused on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers by soliciting an unprecedented incentive…
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    President Attacks Consumers with Amazon Tweet

    posted August 23, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” – President Donald Trump Setting aside…
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    A Bad Deal for Kannapolis’s Taxpayers

    posted July 13, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    This week, the City of Kannapolis approved an incentive package.  This sort of thing has become commonplace in recent years, and there’s nothing particularly unique about the Kannapolis deal. …
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    Real Economic Development in Rocky Mount

    posted June 28, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    Over the past year, I’ve spent quite a lot of time writing about Rocky Mount’s ill-conceived event center, so when I received an invitation to a discussion about economic…

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