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NC Craft Breweries Fight Barrel Caps

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Change is brewing in North Carolina’s 100 counties. The number of craft breweries in North Carolina has nearly tripled since 2010; the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild estimates there are now more than 200 independent breweries across the state. This growing industry employs nearly 10,000 North Carolinians. But while North…

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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Raising the Minimum Wage

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This week, twenty states began implementing minimum wage increases that were passed during 2016. As the country waits to see how these increased wages this will affect the economy, the U.S. territories have already provided us with a grim example.  After the 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act was passed, each of the fifty states was required to raise the minimum wage from…

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Can Parents Afford a Higher Minimum Wage?

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For decades, free market economists have warned that there are consequences to raising the minimum wage. However, despite economic principle and historical examples pointing to the contrary, labor activists have continued to campaign for a higher minimum wage, clinging to the belief that a “living wage” will result in the…

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