Daily Archives: June 19, 2012
Regular Locker Room readers might recall that William Peterson spoke multiple times to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society, including a 2007 presentation on the importance of “self-interest.” In 2006, Peterson channeled Adam Smith and Henry Hazlitt in describing for Carolina Journal Radio/CarolinaJournal.tv the key themes of Hazlitt’s Economics In One Lesson.
A good friend of the Locke Foundation and a good friend of mine, economist Dr. William (Bill) Peterson, passed away last night at the age of 91. Bill was a student of the great Austrian school economist Ludwig von Mises at New York University and later became his colleague at the same institution. Bill hadContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Senate Rules Committee is investigating altered letters from the N.C. Department of Transportation linked to two toll projects.
Ok, I am being polite when I use the word “challenged.” In 2009, the National Center on Education Statistics administered the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test to a sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders nationwide. A subset of those students were given a series of hands-on tasks and computer tests to assessContinue Reading
In the latest batch of opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judge panel threw out a trial court’s ruling in the case of a state Highway Patrol trooper who challenged his dismissal over charges that he had “engaged in unacceptable personal conduct in an alcohol-related incident” in 2007. AContinue Reading
The Heritage Foundation’s “Foundry” blog features this morning a new video highlighting the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Dakota. [T]he most striking takeaway for many who watch may well be the stark contrast between an electric local economy and the more familiar picture around the rest of theContinue Reading
• Pat McCrory, the GOP nominee for governor, wins the endorsement of the N.C. Troopers Association. Lt. Gov Walter Dalton earlier was endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association. • Delegates to last weekend’s North Carolina Democratic Party’s state convention adopted 77 resolutions, some of them a bit odd. • In a press release,Continue Reading