Daily Archives: August 26, 2011
The N.C. Supreme Court has affirmed today an opinion from the N.C. Court of Appeals that the Division of Motor Vehicles cannot revoke a person’s driving privileges for “willful refusal to submit to chemical analysis” without receipt of an affidavit swearing that the refusal was willful. In a 2007 Wilkesboro case, Richard James Lee refusedContinue Reading
U.S. Census data show that the West and South are leaders in the United States in marriage and divorce. North Eastern states have the lowest marriage and divorce rates. USA Today reports one reason for the difference: “This does not mean you should move to the Northeast if you want your marriage to last,” saysContinue Reading
Some things never cease to amaze me, like yesterday’s news release from North Carolina’s attorney general, Roy Cooper. As far as superficial demagoguery and economic illiteracy go, his comments are right up there. He warns: “price gougers… you can’t use a crisis as an excuse to make an unfair profit off consumers… If you thinkContinue Reading
Cato’s Andrew Coulson responds here to recent statements by Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the reasons for malfunctioning schools and teachers who cheat to make test scores look better. I doubt that Duncan will absorb the lesson, but the essential problem with public education is that it breaks the connection between the provision of educationContinue Reading
Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online that economists question the type of price-gouging law that prompted a warning from N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival.
Unemployment data prompt the question: Should we worry about an annual event that seems to have no lasting impact?
The N.C. Employment Security Commission has released its latest report on county-by-county unemployment figures, and the ESC once again focuses on the loss of government jobs: RALEIGH — Unemployment rates decreased in 48 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in July. Rates increased in 39 counties and remained the same in 13. Not seasonally adjusted, governmentContinue Reading