Daily Archives: July 27, 2011
Columnist. Radio star. Professional gadfly. Add Meck Deck blogger to Tara Servatius’ impressive resume. She’s sinking her teeth into Charlotte-Mecklenburg news today with an initial entry on the local school system’s “oh-so-broke shuffle.” Welcome, Tara!
Judy Shelton, senior fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation argues strongly in favor of returning to the gold standard in this article. Gold imposes monetary and fiscal discipline. That’s why big government inflationists like Keynes have always wanted to get rid of it and discredit the very concept.
In today’s Clarion Call, Duke Cheston takes on the UNC systems most visible case of mission creep–UNC Healthcare’s expansion from its proper role as a medical school to a health care conglomerate with unfair competitive advantages over its private counterparts.
The great sage Inigo Montoya once quipped: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Montoya was referring to the word “inconceivable,” but he could have been addressing members of Congress who utter the word “austerity.” The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner explores the austerity of congressional debt-limitContinue Reading
In a move that’s as heavy-handed, secretive, and obnoxious as anything that took place during the regimes of Marc Basnight and Jim Black, the GOP-led General Assembly may adjourn its redistricting session today so that it can reconvene tomorrow to begin voting on several amendments to the state constitution. Which amendments? We don’t know, thoughContinue Reading
The Economic Freedom of the World report was born from a series of international conferences held by Milton Friedman and Michael Walker to clearly define the measure of economic freedom for a large set of countries. Economic freedom is present when adults are free to produce, consume, and trade with others as long as theirContinue Reading
As Cato’s Walter Olson reports here, a Texas court has tossed out a bogus defamation suit brought by a Texas developer named Walker Royall (who tried to get a city to use eminent domain to take land he wanted to turn into a marina) against the author of a book the blew the whistle onContinue Reading
In the latest Carolina Journal Online news report, Associate Editor David N. Bass reports on the surprising news that the General Assembly may consider amendments to the state constitution in a special session this week rather than taking up the measures in the fall as had been predicted earlier. Read his entire story here.