Opinion (Page 6)

  • Remove barriers instead of erecting new ones

    Have you ever noticed how social reformers often want new government regulations to do away with behavior and outcomes that past government regulations helped create? For as much as they talk about the greed of capitalists and the power of government to change society, they seem to miss that people…

  • Can Biden resist deeper attacks on capitalism?

    Much has already been written about Joe Biden’s presidency. His plans that will expand the size and scope of the federal government receive the most attention. Biden quickly pushed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package through Congress, despite unanimous Republican opposition. This was on top of $3 trillion of relief…

  • Following the success sequence is a path away from poverty and crime

    First, graduate.  Second, maintain full-time employment. Third, if you’re going to have kids, wait until you’re married. If you follow those three steps in that order, you are following what has been coined the “success sequence.” People who have followed the success sequence are much likelier to escape poverty and…

  • I don’t like shots

    As a young child, I was aware of the polio epidemic and the precautions we took. I remember the Salk vaccine – a miracle. But I didn’t like shots. In elementary school, I remember screaming “bloody murder” as I was given childhood vaccines. A nurse explained to me that if…

  • Enforce rules to ease labor shortage

    North Carolina is among the states already taking steps to tighten the rules and shut off payments to workers who refuse to accept job offers. It’s good news that the Biden administration won’t stand in the way.

  • NC’s licensing turf wars threaten yet another profession

    Cease and desist, ordered the licensing board. The service you’re selling falls under the scope of practice we regulate. Never mind your certifications. Have you taken all the coursework we demand for our license? Have you paid the fees? Are you in the club? It’s just a small service, they…

  • Transparency of operations is a constitutional issue

    Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of public employees, is generating significant resistance from various state organizations that have several things in common—they are all union related and they are determined to continue operating without public scrutiny. The Government…