Economic growth equation involves public trust, too
RALEIGH — In North Carolina and across the country, a strange dichotomy exists these days when it comes to public discourse about business and the promotion of a strong business climate.
At the state legislature, elected representatives pass bills designed to limit what they call "burdensome regulations." They put forward proposals that they say will improve the state's business climate by promoting "tax fairness."
At a campaign stop, Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory pledges to make state government more responsive to the needs of business, to cut out onerous, unnecessary and redundant regulation.
These themes are being repeated by Republican and Democratic politicians and business leaders across the country.
McCrory's most recent public comments on the subject came as Duke ...