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New report shows where NC economic policy is out of whack

A report out today highlights a lot of areas where North Carolina’s economic policy is badly wanting. Drawing on a trove of economic analysis, the report identifies common-sense policies that can grow an economy that works for everyone.Greatest-Hits-Social-Final_FPA-All (002)

Let’s just say that North Carolina has plenty of room for improvement. As legislators gear up for the 2016 session, here are a few ways we could move toward a more inclusive and competitive economic footing:

The report identifies a number of other areas where North Carolina’s recent policy choices are out of step with common sense and solid evidence, but these are some of the most glaring examples.

The good news is that we can do better. North Carolina is not doomed to witness the death of the middle-class, or to see poverty become an inter-generational destiny, or to watch helplessly as working North Carolinians miss out of the fruits of economic growth. We can build an economy that works for everyone, it just takes the political will to make it happen.

One Comment


  1. Pertains!

    April 13, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    All it takes to reverse the damage done since 2008 is elect new people from Mccrory down.

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