• Why the Econ-Pundits Got It Wrong

    RALEIGH — Well-publicized forecasts of the catastrophic American deflation of 2002, trumpeted by such headlines as “The Deflation Monster Lives” and “Why We Should Fear Deflation,” never materialized, a Pace University economist said at a John Locke Foundation luncheon Friday. Austrian-school economist Joseph T. Salerno refuted the many myths about…

  • North Carolina has Stake in Bush Plan

    Dr. Roy Cordato, vice president for research and resident scholar at the Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation reviewed several items of the Bush package that would likely confer disproportionately large benefits on North Carolina’s economy, which has been uncharacteristically trailing the nation in the pace and scope of its economic recovery.

  • Don’t blame the economy

    North Carolina’s state government is about to experience another billion-dollar-plus budget deficit. But as two economists said today, the culprit isn’t some horrible, unprecedented recession.

  • A Shifting Political Wind

    The Democratic surge on the generic congressional ballot represents a very real concern on the part of some independents and moderates that Bush isn't moving aggressively enough on the economy.