Daily Archives: June 7, 2012
In a free market neither an employer nor a businessman has the power to restrict the existing set of options for either his potential employees or customers. In fact he can only elicit their cooperation by expanding those options. That is by offering them options that they do not currently have. Somehow, if you areContinue Reading
The biennial 2012 Teacher Working Conditions Survey results were released today. Since the New Teacher Center last administered the survey in 2010, control of the NC General Assembly switched from Democrats to Republicans. So, did teacher working conditions deteriorate or improve under Republicans? It turns out there was little change. Class sizes are reasonable suchContinue Reading
This post on the Next American City site argues yes. Below is my post indicating my objections. There is a grain of truth in your argument that smart growth is consistent with conservative principles, but just a tiny grain. Deregulating land use by letting individuals implement their plans for their property is the essence ofContinue Reading
Signé Thomas reports for Carolina Journal Online about the Jesse Helms Center’s upcoming Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge for high school students.
Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell has a terrific post here about Estonia, a small country that is now prospering because its government has been downsized. What makes the piece better yet is that Mitchell takes Paul Krugman to task for his manic insistence that for countries to grow, they need the “stimulus” of government spending.
Breaking news from WRAL: Gov. Beverly Perdue called Thursday for North Carolina to legalize Internet sweepstakes businesses and tax them to generate money for public schools. A 2010 study estimated the tax could produce at least $350 million a year in revenue. Okey-dokey.
Last year, Governor Beverly Perdue ordered the resumption of some Unemployment Insurance payments after seven weeks of stalemate with North Carolina legislators. Rather than prosecute her for acting in a way they believe was illegal, however, state legislators are seeking to both scold her and retroactively legalize it. From Rep Julia Howard, quoted in theContinue Reading
• Left-wing activist group Progress North Carolina Action is following GOP gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory around the state, flying a plane above events with a banner, “Who Pays McCrory.com.” • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a possible GOP vice presidential selection, will appear at an event for Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, June 13 inContinue Reading