Monthly Archives: April 2012
N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation chief describes North Carolina as ‘quintessential battleground state’
Some states are red. Some states are blue. Then there’s North Carolina. John Rustin, executive director of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation, described North Carolina as a “quintessential battleground state” during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Rustin explains why he applies that label in the video clip below. 2:35 p.m. update:Continue Reading
In January, Jane Shaw and I spoke before UNC’s faculty senate, and said some unpopular things. Jane gave them a list of common-sense suggestions that academia can do to stave off the nightmare should the higher ed bubble burst and to maintain its place of eminence in our society. It probably wasn’t the most conservativeContinue Reading
As Sam Hieb points out at the Greensboro blog, UNC-Greensboro Provost David Perrin is facing criticism after he forwarded an anti-marriage amendment email using his state email account. WGHP-TV has a report: Vote FOR Marriage NC, a pro-amendment group, has issued a press release demanding an apology from Perrin “along with taxpayer reimbursement for hisContinue Reading
…when businesses and advocacy groups are giving campaign contributions and forming PACs to have an impact on public policy they are called “special interests” and when they are given “a seat at the table” to negotiate exactly what those policies will be they are called “stakeholders”?
It creates lot of jobs as a result of the war on drugs, as we learn in this Reason article. As usual, however, these jobs entail work that does not create value or human satisfaction. The drug war absorbs lots of resources that would otherwise be put to some beneficial use, including the labor ofContinue Reading
There’s a fight brewing between dental management companies and some dentists as I wrote here and Rick wrote here. Seems the fight is now over public records and has moved to the courts. The bill imposing additional restrictions on management companies has passed the Senate and is ripe for consideration during the upcoming short session.