News Reports (Page 710)

  • Another Sweetheart Deal at UNC-CH

    RALEIGH — The news last fall of sweetheart deals to exiting administrators UNC-Chapel Hill placed the institution under unsettling scrutiny of its priorities.They came to light after other UNC-CH officials had spent months making the university’s case against any more budget cuts affecting them, on the basis that the university…

  • Understanding Why Some Hate America

    CHAPEL HILL — Leftists, such as those in Hollywood and academia, comprise only 10 percent of the population yet they wield a disproportionate amount of power because of the attention and influence their positions in society garner, author Dan Flynn says. Flynn, author of Why the Left Hates America, spoke…

  • 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…

  • “Freedom Budget” Offers Savings, Tax Cuts

    RALEIGH — North Carolina leaders should find significant and permanent savings in the state budget to restore fiscal responsibility, uphold constitutional principles, and allow for dramatic tax cuts to offer relief to North Carolina families and pro-growth incentives for North Carolina’s struggling economy. That’s the conclusion of The Freedom Budget,…

  • Time for Healthy Debate in North Carolina

    RALEIGH — Proposed legislation in the General Assembly that would cap “pain and suffering” awards and make other changes to help address North Carolina’s medical malpractice crisis is a good first step, but lawmakers should also consider reforms such as a “loser pays” rule and judicial oversight of expert testimony,…

  • 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…

  • NCCBI Hosts Talks on Budget, Health

    RALEIGH — North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry held its 61st annual dinner Wednesday in Raleigh. Speakers at the event covered a wide variety of topics ranging from the state budget to pharmaceuticals. Gov. Mike Easley opened the ceremonies by announcing that he has created a permanent council of…

  • Study: Global Warming Regs Would Cost NC

    RALEIGH — A statewide program to reduce greenhouse gases to levels required by the United Nation’s Kyoto Protocol on global warming would likely cost North Carolina households an average of $7,249 a year and consumers and businesses $22.7 billion in higher energy costs and lost wages, according to a recent…

  • Prof Finds Grade Inflation at Duke, UNC

    DURHAM — A Duke University professor has reinvigorated the national debate over grade inflation. Professor Stuart Rojstaczer announced a web site, GradeInflation.com, wherein he has compiled data on more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide showing how average grade-point-averages at them over time have risen. There are two NC schools…

  • NC Not Ready for Terror Disaster

    RALEIGH — While thousands of North Carolinians are fighting in and around Iraq to disarm Saddam Hussein and destroy his weapons of mass destruction, NC emergency management professionals are waging a war on terrorism at home as the nation’s terror alert rises and citizens brace for potential terrorist attacks in…