Carolina Journal Radio

600th Program Celebration: The Best Of CJ Radio

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Carolina Journal Radio has been documenting, dissecting, and analyzing politics and public policy for more than 11 years. In this 600th edition of Carolina Journal Radio, you’ll hear highlights form some of the well-known guests who’ve shared their thoughts and insights on the program. They include Steve Forbes, P.J. O’Rourke, Kenneth Starr, Bill Kristol, Walter Williams, Peggy Noonan, and John Stossel. Then we turn to midterm election analysis with John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray and Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. The two discuss the balance of power in the General Assembly, why polling going into the election didn’t reflect the outcome, and more. That’s followed by a look at the discussion about income inequality. Those who complain about it often call for much higher tax rates. But James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation, recently explained during a speech at Duke University that high-income earners already pay the vast majority of taxes in the country. Piereson examined how the share of taxes shouldered by “the rich” has changed over time. And finally, North Carolina’s right-to-work laws have had a major impact on unions in this state. Bruce Clark, president and CEO of Capital Associated Industries, explains how union organization strategies have changed over the years.