Daily Archives: May 4, 2012
Sara Burrows covers the high-profile 13th Congressional District Republican primary for Carolina Journal Online.
The Wilmington Star-News has an editorial out today that makes the case for state economic incentives for film productions: Those incentives are generous, and many people criticize incentives in general as an unfair practice that singles out specific industries or businesses for special favor. But film incentives are somewhat different than incentives based on long-termContinue Reading
The two go hand in hand, argued the great Austrian economist. Read Mises’ thoughts on this here. An introductory remark about the piece refers to a recent exchange between Ron Paul and Paul Krugman. Paul advocated returning to gold and Krugman sniffed that Paul’s idea would “take us back a hundred years.” To that, theContinue Reading
Barry Smith covers the race to replace Norm Sanderson in N.C. House District 3 for Carolina Journal Online.
They are marching — stupid drums, chants, banners, and smug mugs abound — against a proposed Family Dollar store in Carrboro. The store is to be built in “one of the last predominantly minority areas in Carrboro.” Now, that Family Dollar isn’t going to serve the marchers’ needs, and it certainly isn’t going to employContinue Reading
Sheldon Richman’s Freeman column today is a brain teaser. He quotes extensively from a “forgotten critic of corporatism” and tells us who it is only at the end of the piece. Many modern-day corporatists (that is, those who embrace the idea of government supporting select businesses and industries) speak as if our many economic troublesContinue Reading
Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column examines the scientific proof that conservatives’ brains can’t handle the brilliance of liberal arguments. Over the past decade, a new fad has taken hold among academics and liberal journalists: Call it the new science of conservative phrenology. No, it doesn’t actually involve using calipers to determine intelligence basedContinue Reading