Double standard from the Left

Double standard from the Left

Dr. James Otteson, a business school professor at Wake Forest University, came up with an intriguing idea. What if he brought together a group of facu...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Does national defense require the State?

Does national defense require the State?

Gordon Tullock used to taunt anarchists by asserting that if the USA abolished its government, people would not have to worry about the Russians takin...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Premium increase detrimental to government retirees

Premium increase detrimental to government retirees

The board of trustees for the State Health Plan has approved a 2018 benefit design change that imposes a $50 monthly premium for non-Medicare retirees...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

“I have to vote to break a tie on town council’s votes all the time,” the mayor of a small North Carolina mountain town told a frien...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Legislature returns to tax reform

Legislature returns to tax reform

North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic product grew by 2.6...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Your tax dollar, your choice?

Your tax dollar, your choice?

Do you have a choice about how your tax dollar is spent? No, is the answer to that question. Should you have the right? Of course. The people we send ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Two weeks ago, a group of state Senate leaders unveiled a plan to raise principal pay in North Carolina and raise funds for school construction in rur...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


School reform requires leadership

School reform requires leadership

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Only markets can win the war on poverty

Only markets can win the war on poverty

“What about the poor?”An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Give me a system, not a superstar

Give me a system, not a superstar

If you want to succeed in any endeavor, you need to adopt a system that reliably produces successful outcomes.In “Goals Inspire Us, but Systems ...

March 21st, 2017 |