CJ Radio (Page 8)

  • Boosting minimum wage to $15 could cost N.C. 330,000 jobs

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 703: Some left-of-center politicians and pundits are advocating a $15 per hour government-mandated minimum wage. Academic studies suggest such a mandate could cost North Carolina more than 330,000 jobs. Jon Sanders, the John Locke Foundation’s director of regulatory studies, says teenagers, the poor,…

  • Conservative activist urges women to fight political correctness on campus

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 703: Conservatives are outnumbered on college campuses, and the number of vocal conservative college women is especially small. But the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute offered help to conservative college women during a recent summit in Raleigh. Among those offering advice to those…

  • N.C. has long history with ‘crowdfunding’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 703: The term “crowdfunding” is relatively new, but a similar phenomenon led by the private sector helped spur massive growth in the North Carolina economy more than a century ago. Brent Lane, director of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Competitive Economies, has studied the…

  • N.C. faces another 24 percent Obamacare rate hike

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 703: State government has approved an average 24.3 percent rate increase for the only insurer that will provide Obamacare coverage in all 100 N.C. counties. Katherine Restrepo, the John Locke Foundation’s director of health care policy, analyzes the rate hike and its implications…

  • Wake County voters to consider tax hike for transit

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 702: Wake County government is asking voters to consider raising the local sales tax by 0.5 percent to help fund a $2.3 billion county transit plan. Key elements of the plan involve a new commuter rail line and adoption of new Bus Rapid…

  • Lawmakers review N.C. laws targeting gangs

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 702: North Carolina has adopted laws specifically targeting gang activity, but it’s not clear those laws have done much to fight gang activity. During a recent legislative meeting, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman and Chuck Hastings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department outlined…

  • Free trade takes beating on 2016 campaign trail

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 702: Free trade has taken a beating during the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton all took aim at agreements designed to remove trade barriers between the United States and foreign countries. That’s bad news to Scott Linciome, international…

  • The next steps in N.C. education reform

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 702: Education reformers have made great progress in North Carolina in recent years. They still have plenty of work to do to improve traditional public schools and to expand opportunities for parental school choice. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research…