Opinion (Page 644)

  • Dumb Start

    Smart Start may well be the most successful public policy initiative ever hatched in North Carolina - if one defines success as getting good press. Not just in North Carolina but nationally, the program has received lavish praise for "investing in children."…

  • City Planning and Property Rights

    Governments tend to move inexorably toward more regulation, and this has certainly been true in the field of state and local regulation of development and building. Some rules are necessary, but the burden should be on government to justify any infringements on property rights on strict constitutional grounds.