CJ Radio (Page 3)

  • State constitution expert places N.C. amendments in national context

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: N.C. voters face six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. John Dinan, professor at Wake Forest University, places North Carolina’s latest proposals in a national context. Dinan is author of the book State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American…

  • Duke professor believes arguments can help battle polarization

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: It’s no secret that American politics has become increasingly polarized. Duke University ethics professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong believes more argument could help fight that polarization. Sinnott-Armstrong explained his theory during a recent speech in Raleigh. You’ll hear highlights from his remarks.

  • New report shows improvement in N.C. colleges’ free-speech protections

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: Higher education watchdogs have seen good news in recent years when it comes to free-speech protections on N.C. college campuses. Jenna Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, discusses a new report that grades the campuses based on…

  • Price-gouging laws create unintended harm for consumers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 802: The arrival of Hurricane Florence prompted N.C. officials to trigger the state’s price-gouging law. It allows people to complain to government when they believe vendors are charging prices that are too high. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, says the law…

  • Computer expert ponders potential impact of Facebook regulation

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 802: Amid recent controversies involving Facebook, some critics have called for increased regulation of the social media giant. Computer expert Bob Chandler, president of Macvantage, discusses Facebook’s recent woes. Chandler examines pros and cons related to government involvement in Facebook’s operations.