CJ Radio (Page 9)

  • Economist defends free trade against attacks from left, right

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 790: Free trade has taken hits from politicians in both parties in recent years. Economist Peter Boettke of George Mason University explains why that should disappoint anyone who’s interested in promoting economic growth. Boettke contends that advocates of free trade need to develop…

  • N.C. voters face six proposed constitutional amendments in November

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 790: Voters will have several chances to amend North Carolina’s state constitution when they head to the polls in November. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses the proposed constitutional amendments and how they might shape the future of state government.

  • Convention of States activists pushed for N.C. action again in 2018

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: The N.C. House of Representatives voted 59-53 in 2017 not to move forward with a proposed Convention of States. The convention would proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Despite the loss, convention supporters pushed again this year to revisit the topic. Convention…

  • State constitutions face far more revisions than their federal counterpart

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: Americans have amended the U.S. Constitution just 27 times in nearly 230 years. Yet states have amended — and even completely rewritten — their constitutions many more times during that same time period, Political scientist John Dinan of Wake Forest University discusses…

  • Lawmakers call for new index of N.C. crimes

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: Legislators unanimously approved a bill that will lead to an index of North Carolina’s crimes. Supporters hope the proposal marks the first step toward a complete rewrite of the state’s criminal code. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, assesses…

  • Federal equitable sharing counteracts N.C. civil asset forfeiture protections

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: North Carolina has good laws against civil asset forfeiture abuse, but a federal process called “equitable sharing” helps local law enforcement agencies get around the state law. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, says “equitable sharing” represents a significant…

  • Highlighting Triangle business leaders’ economic assessments

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: It’s hard to gauge the state’s economic health without paying attention to its businesses. Dane Huffman, managing editor of the Triangle Business Journal, spends his working day talking to business people about their challenges and success stories. Huffman shares his insights about…