Tag:economics

  • What economic lessons can the pandemic teach us?

    The Covid-19 pandemic may be the biggest story of our lifetimes, impacting us for decades. In a new book titled “Economics in One Virus,” author Ryan Bourne shows how the circumstances, debates, and policies related to dealing with the pandemic and its accompanying recession can be used…

  • What is really happening in America and why

    In today’s politically charged and divisive atmosphere, many Americans are confused about what is happening to our institutions and why this is happening. To fully understand this, one should not rely on the normal opinion makers since they are woefully ignorant of the causes or they have an interest in…

  • Report suggests N.C. economy benefits when people get sick

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 737: A new report from the N.C. Hospital Association and Research Triangle Institute appears to suggest that the North Carolina economy benefits when people get sick. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, labels this an “outrageous implication.” Cordato questions the economic analysis…

  • Friday Interview: Reaching an Economic Crossroads

    RALEIGH — The debate about the proper balance between free markets and government economic intervention has reached a crossroads. That’s the opinion of Dr. Peter Frank, Free Enterprise Fellow in the Jesse Helms Center Fellows Program and director of Wingate University’s BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of Free Enterprise.

  • Friday Interview: Adding Economics Knowledge to Everyday Life

    RALEIGH — People would develop a much better understanding of the way the world works if economics professors did a better job. That’s a prescription from Peter Boettke, professor of economics at George Mason University and co-author of one of the field’s leading academic textbooks. Earlier this year, Boettke discussed…

  • Friday Interview: The Importance of Economic History

    RALEIGH — The philosopher and critic George Santayana warned: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As the nation and world have struggled with the flailing economy over the past couple of years, many people have looked to the past for guidance. Bruce Caldwell, research professor…