CJ Radio (Page 5)

  • Professor targets libertarians’ concerns about patent protection

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 761: Some libertarians object to American patent protections. They say patent laws thwart economic progress. Adam Mossoff, professor of law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, takes the exact opposite approach. Mossoff explained during a recent lecture at Duke University how…

  • N.C. offers model for federal tax reform

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 761: North Carolina has returned to the national spotlight as Congress debates federal tax reform. U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., was speaker of the state House of Representatives when the Tar Heel State approved its major 2013 tax reform package. Now Tillis is…

  • PTA turns to politics in approaching class-size concerns

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 761: Parent-Teacher Association groups at public schools usually focus on fundraisers and other methods of supporting the school. The PTA at a Raleigh magnet school recently raised eyebrows by moving into politics. The PTA encouraged parents to lobby legislators to change a state…

  • Charter school advocates should watch for complacency

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: North Carolina’s public charter school movement has seen great success in recent years. Success appears to have bred some complacency. That’s the assessment from Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research. Stoops explains why charter school advocates need to be…

  • Lawmakers raise concerns about cost of new UNC building projects

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: N.C. lawmakers recently heard a progress report on the nearly $1 billion in bond funding voters approved for new building construction and renovation projects throughout the University of North Carolina system. Several legislators raised questions about a single data point: the $464…

  • News media’s campaign finance law exemption should be extended

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: News media outlets have enjoyed longstanding exemptions from federal and state campaign finance restrictions. It makes sense to extend those exemptions to nonprofit social and civic groups that also inform the public. That’s the argument from Jon Riches, director of national litigation…

  • Southport megaport plan goes nowhere

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: A 600-acre waterfront property in Southport set aside for a state-run “megaport” remains vacant, and the N.C. State Ports Authority has no plans to develop or sell it. The property’s most recent tax appraisal also shows the land is worth half its…