CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • Policy ought to promote economic growth, not economic development

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 764: We hear a lot about economic development. We ought to focus instead on economic growth. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, explains the distinction between the two terms. Cordato also explains why government policies should focus more on growth than development.

  • National expert offers advice for changing N.C. school funding formula

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 764: As state lawmakers study possible changes to North Carolina’s formula for funding public schools, they heard advice recently from Michael Griffith. He’s senior school finance analyst for the Education Commission of the States. Griffith explained why many states have abandoned the type…

  • Group offers support for conservative women on college campuses

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 764: Conservatives can feel marginalized on a college campus. That’s especially true for conservative women. But a group called the Network of Enlightened Women offers support for female college students with conservative views. During a break from a recent NEW event in Raleigh,…

  • State regulatory obstacles limit access to low-paying jobs

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 762: North Carolina sets up multiple regulatory obstacles for people trying to get jobs. A recent Institute for Justice report shows that this state places a higher-than-average number of barriers in place for people seeking low-paying jobs. Another report explains how licensing barriers…

  • Tweaks could improve N.C public-records law

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 762: North Carolina has a state law designed to boost public access to government records. The state could take steps to boost that law’s effectiveness. That’s the argument from Elliot Engstrom, fellow at the Elon University law school. Engstrom discusses current challenges facing…

  • Rebutting myths about free trade’s impact

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 762: Free trade has taken a hit in recent public policy debates. Bryan Riley, senior analyst in trade policy at the Heritage Foundation, explains why free trade continues to play an important role in American economic growth. Riley rebuts dubious claims about the…

  • Experts fear that government could make the opioid crisis worse

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 762: Experts fear that poorly designed government policies could make a bad situation worse when it comes to North Carolina’s opioid epidemic. Carolina Journal’s latest cover story highlights the experts’ concerns. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson shares details from the CJ report.