Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Re job creation: less Apple & Amazon, more what’s ALREADY THERE.

Yes, THAT is the message from some Establishment pointy-head types at The Brookings Institute writing in Harvard Business Review: Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Feeding the beast: Amazon to start collecting state taxes from NC customers

Open up your wallets, folks.  It’s official.  The North Carolina Department of Revenue will start getting a cut of your purchases from Amazon.com starting February 1. It’s not entirely clear what brought this latest decision on.  The state has been fighting with Amazon since at…