Opinion

Stop pushing political panic buttons

Remember when rapid automation was going to render large swaths of the workforce unemployed? Politicians and other professional worrywarts warned that robots would displace production workers, that self-driving vehicles and drones would displace truckers and delivery personnel, and the algorithms and kiosks would displace service and managerial employees. Radical responses such as universal basic income...

John Hood
Opinion

The books conservatives should read and own

In the introduction to “Paul Revere’s Ride” by the historian David Hackett Fischer, he notes that “The only creature less fashionable in academia than the stereotypical ‘dead white male,’ is the dead white male on horseback.” It was an almost amusing line when Fischer wrote it in the mid-1990s, but now the lack of appreciation...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

State tax cut a must after citizens told to sacrifice

In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many young people are still hampered by mask mandates in schools. A silver lining...

Ray Nothstine

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Carolina Journal Radio: Highlights From 2013

John Hood on policies that lead to economic growth; Amity Shlaes on learning from Calvin Coolidge; Rick Henderson on why Thomas Sowell's writing is relevant today; John Blundell on legacy of Margaret Thatcher; Roy Cordato on next steps in tax reform

Rick Henderson, Dr. Roy Cordato, John Hood
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Data: Master’s Degree Doesn’t Make A Teacher Better

Terry Stoops on paying for master's degrees; Eric Holder & Pat McCrory on voter I.D. law; Amity Shlaes on Calvin Coolidge's scaling back of government; Joe Stewart & Matt Bales on N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation mission; Jon Sanders on film tax credits.

Dr. Terry Stoops, Jon Sanders