Archives: Jenna Ashley Robinson

  • Author Calls for New Strategy

    RALEIGH — North Carolina needs a new partnership between the state and local governments to restart its economic engines and facilitate growth, an author and investment advisor said Monday at a John Locke Foundation luncheon. There has been too much emphasis on business incentives for companies that do not reinvest…

  • Cheating, Ethical Violations Growing

    RALEIGH—Unethical behavior is rampant on college campuses and in society today, the director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University said Monday. A survey of college-bound seniors in 1998 revealed that many young people do not perceive cheating as a serious ethical problem. Many of them have taken…

  • America’s On & Off Space Program

    RALEIGH—The United States’ space program can be compared to a light switch without a dimmer, an associate editor of Carolina Journal said Monday. The program has only two positions: on and off. After the Columbia disaster Feb. 1, government officials and the media began re-examining U.S. space policy. The media…

  • City Leader: Local Politics Can Be Tricky

    RALEIGH—Local politics, usually dealing with everyday occurrences such as trash pickup and parking concerns, can be surprisingly controversial, Raleigh City Councilman Neal Hunt said Monday. Hunt discussed a proposed new convention center in downtown Raleigh and the idea of subsidizing a downtown hotel that some deem vital to the success…

  • 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…