Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

Who is Greg Hardy?

That’s a question that USA Today seeks to answer. One extremely odd thing about the story: The Carolina Panthers aren’t mentioned at all. H/t: JAT






Losing altitude in Albuquerque

As the Albuquerque Journal writes, New Mexico’s largest city is losing air service: For seven straight years, passenger traffic has fallen at the Albuquerque International Sunport. It seems 2015 will go in the books as the eighth. Year-to-date figures through September show that activity at the state’s largest airport is down 4.8 percent compared toContinue Reading






World’s Greatest Real Estate Broker

I was sitting here looking over Asheville City Council’s agenda. Not much is going on in the final days of three moderate progressives on the board, who I shall dearly miss. The main thing seems to be two real estate issues. I was wondering how all this fit with a story moral about government tryingContinue Reading






Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on the wasteful EPA

George Leef’s latest Forbes column draws attention to wasteful practices at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On top of all the evidence of incompetence and lawlessness comes a report by Open the Books finding enormous spending by the EPA on a wide array of goodies. Quoted here, Adam Andrzewski, the founder of Open the Books,Continue Reading






Read JLF’s friend-of-the-court brief in the Map Act case

The John Locke Foundation’s amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the Kirby v. NCDOT Map Act case is now available for online access here.






Forward … to the Past?

The Austin American-Statesman reports that: Uber is … launching a horse and buggy version of its service meant to simulate what the service would be reduced to if Austin City Council’s regulations passed. The “special service” is named after Council Member Ann Kitchen, the chair of the Mobility Committee that reopened the debate over regulating ride-hailing servicesContinue Reading






Economic growth does more than a minimum wage or education spending to reduce income inequality

Some politicians tout a higher minimum wage and increased education spending as tools to reduce income inequality. Recent research from Barton College economist John Bethune suggests that policies promoting economic growth would do a much better job of addressing that income inequality goal. Bethune shared details from his research during a presentation for the JohnContinue Reading






Businessweek offers Dems good news in N.C. Senate race

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek offers Democrats some encouraging news about the 2016 U.S. Senate race. The magazine suggests that North Carolina is similar to swing states Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia in that voter registration growth has trended “liberal and Democratic.” The percentage in the graphic below represents the change in voting-ageContinue Reading