Category: Business and Regulations

  • On “Fat-Finger Dialing”

    Carolina Journal's Paul Chesser has some modest proposals for the next steps North Carolina can take to protect itself from predatory telecom and meat peddlers.

  • Striking a Welcome Blow for Property Rights

    The NC House has tentatively passed a bill to protect property owners against local governments that seek to remove their buildings or signs without compensating them. It's a welcome application of constitutional principle.

  • Why the Econ-Pundits Got It Wrong

    RALEIGH — Well-publicized forecasts of the catastrophic American deflation of 2002, trumpeted by such headlines as “The Deflation Monster Lives” and “Why We Should Fear Deflation,” never materialized, a Pace University economist said at a John Locke Foundation luncheon Friday. Austrian-school economist Joseph T. Salerno refuted the many myths about…

  • NCSU Professor Discounts Deficits

    RALEIGH -- Government deficits, often given profuse media attention, are actually less important to the overall economy than spending and taxing patterns, an economics professor said Monday at a John Locke Foundation luncheon. John J. Seater, N.C. State professor of macroeconomics and monetary economics, explained that the type and amount…

  • Study Calls for Audit of Commerce Dept.

    RALEIGH -- Researchers from the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill released a report last week ordered by the legislature in September after some of them had questioned the value of the seven regional economic development partnerships in the state. One recommendation: audit the NC Department of Commerce.