Monthly Archives: April 2011

Krugman declares that medical patients shouldn’t be consumers

And in this Freeman column, Sheldon Richman replies that voluntary relationships with medical providers are far better than any alternative involving the state. Here’s just one excellent line: “Government creates dependence, then exploits that dependence to justify its power over people.” Read the whole thing.  

Higher ed bubble still inflating

In her Pope Center piece today, Jenna Ashley Robinson points to evidence showing that the higher education bubble is still inflating. On the other hand, the rising default rates on student loans seems to suggest that the bubble will start to deflate soon.

Munger shows off his acting chops in the latest Keynes vs. Hayek video

Watch for Mike Munger‘s fine performance in this video featuring rap legends — er, economists — John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek.

New at CJO: This week’s legislative action recapped

Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report recaps this week’s legislative news, with a special emphasis on the N.C. House budget.

York examines the importance of Huckabee’s choice

Byron York asserts in his latest Washington Examiner article that the outcome of the 2012 Republican presidential nomination contest depends largely on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision about whether to run. The primary season will be one kind of contest with the former Arkansas governor in the race, and another without him. With Huckabee,Continue Reading

Krauthammer explores the notion of an ‘Obama Doctrine’

Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column posted at Human Events muses that President Obama’s “doctrine” — to the extent he has one — could be summarized as “leading from behind.” And it surely is an accurate description, from President Obama’s shocking passivity during Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution to his dithering on Libya, acting at the very lastContinue Reading

In case you missed him …

Joseph Coletti analyzed the N.C. House’s budget plan during an extended interview with UNC TV’s “North Carolina Now.”

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

When touting the benefits of federal stimulus money for high-speed rail projects, the N.C. Department of Transportation suggested the money would produce 4,800 jobs. But a Carolina Journal analysis shows that the correct projection actually focuses on 4,800 “job-years.” CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson defines that term and explains why it could mislead people aboutContinue Reading