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The rise of the freelance economy

The folks at George Mason U.’s Mercatus Center have come out with a pretty interesting study:  Are we becoming a nation of freelancers? Some fear that traditional employment is ending, a phenomenon perhaps driven by the rise of the sharing economy. Others have raised doubts…

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The REAL challenge in the effort to shrink government in North Carolina

WUNC radio put together a rather eye-opening report last week about the importance of teacher pay.  The purpose of the article — in the minds of the reporters and their editors, I’m sure — was to explain why legislators are falling all over themselves to…

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Welcome to the Obama Era: Uncle Sam & Aunt Bev are largest NC employers

    Triangle Business Journal’s ranking of  North Carolina’s Top Ten Largest Employers  speaks screams volumes about the sorry state of the Tar Heel State’s econ0my.   The two largest — and four of the top ten largest — are government entities. The state of North…