Daily Archives: December 30, 2016

This Is Worrying

Tyler Cowan reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund the use of microchips by law enforcement to track human beings: Last Thursday, the House passed HR 4919, also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which would allow the US attorney general to award grants to law enforcement for the creation and operation of “locative trackingContinue Reading






Wall Street Journal exposes silliness of recent column from UNC prof

Were you surprised to learn that North Carolina’s elections are less free and fair than those in Cuba? So was the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal. (Subscribers can read the full editorial here.) George Orwell said, probably apocryphally, that some ideas are so absurd that only intellectuals believe them, and maybe there’s aContinue Reading






This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

We welcome a new year this weekend. As we do, Carolina Journal Radio recounts some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2016. Roy Cordato explains the link between coercion and progressive public policies. Becki Gray describes efforts to limit overcriminalization in North Carolina. John Hood rebuts arguments from those who want to increase theContinue Reading