CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • Florida beachfront dispute raises important property-rights issues

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 721: A Florida beachfront property-rights battle has attracted attention from George Leef, Forbes columnist and Martin Center director of research. Leef explains why one couple’s court battle exposes a larger problem of government trying to threaten property rights by citing the public’s “customary…

  • Trump’s school choice plan generates questions, raises possibilities

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 721: President Trump has promised to promote school choice, suggesting that he’ll proceed with a choice plan involving as much as $20 billion from the federal government. Michael Petrilli, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Thomas B. Fordham Institute, offers his analysis of how…

  • Coalition fights state-level health insurance mandates

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 721: Most of us have heard about mandates associated with the federal Affordable Care Act. But a group called the N.C. Coalition for Fiscal Health is working to reduce the number of state-level health insurance mandates. Executive Director Matt Bales explains why his…

  • Cooper, legislators emphasize different education goals

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 721: Gov. Roy Cooper’s first state budget proposal includes an emphasis on raising public school teacher pay. Cooper’s plan shows little interest, and some outright opposition, to boosting school choice options. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research and education studies,…

  • Professor learns valuable lessons about banking alternatives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 720: Progressives who decry payday lending should learn some lessons from the University of Pennsylvania professor who worked for four months at a check-cashing store. The professor discovered that most customers who used the store relied on its cost, transparency, and service. Jon…

  • Duke professor helps explain ‘What Killed Middle East Liberalism?’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 720: It’s no secret that countries in the Middle East have not developed the same liberal societies as their counterparts in the West. During a recent forum at Dartmouth College, professor Timur Kuran of Duke University helped answer the question “What Killed Middle…

  • Craft brewers seek to change law requiring work with outside distributor

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 720: Craft brewers are trying to raise awareness about state laws that limit their ability to grow their businesses. Ryan Self, director of sales at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, explains why it makes little sense for the state to mandate that…

  • Cooper, General Assembly both target N.C. teacher pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 720: Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has proposed spending more than $800 million over the next two years to raise public school teacher pay. Republican legislative leaders have their own ideas about boosting teacher salaries. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research…