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Carolina Journal Radio No. 775: Reforming graduate medical education to boost health care

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North Carolina government could help improve health care in the state by reforming the existing system of graduate medical education. That’s a recommendation from Katherine Restrepo, the John Locke Foundation’s director of health care policy. Restrepo explains GME’s important role and suggests ideas for helpful changes. When you think of concepts linked to the U.S. Constitution, corruption might not be the first one that comes to mind. But professor Frank Buckley of George Mason University argues in his latest book that the Constitution was designed as an anti-corruption tool. Buckley shares key themes from Republic of Virtue and discusses ways Americans can restore the anti-corruption elements tied to a founding document of our system of government. The recent federal tax reform should unleash the power of entrepreneurs to spur economic growth. That’s the assessment of Raleigh businessman Bob Luddy, a panelist at the recent national Conservative Political Action Conference. Luddy explains why he believes the tax cut could represent the most significant development in the American economy for years. The original political progressives pursued some particularly illiberal goals. That includes their widespread support for eugenics, which led to thousands of forced sterilizations in North Carolina and across the country. Thomas Leonard, research scholar at Princeton University, discusses progressives’ support for eugenics in the recent book Illiberal Reformers. He shared key points from his research during a recent Hayek Lecture at Duke University. Governments can erect harmful barriers to entry into various types of jobs. One tool designed to reduce or eliminate those barriers is the proposed Right to Earn a Living Act. Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation director of regulatory studies, has been conducting an in-depth analysis of the legislation. He shares details of his work.