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New study shows meat eaters healthier

“Our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life.” This is how team of scientists from the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Australia writing in theContinue Reading

America’s World Ranking in Economic Freedom

Just how much freedom do we have at our leisure within our nation’s economy? According to this this annual report by the Heritage Foundation we are not as free as we used to be. America now ranks 12th in the world, based on her quality of freedom within the following four categories: Rule of Law, LimitedContinue Reading

Real GDP grew 4 percent in Second Quarter

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the nation’s real gross domestic product (the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located within the US) increased at an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter of 2014.  There is more detail work that needs to be done, but thisContinue Reading

GA continues aid to dependent movie moguls: industry remains ungrateful to taxpayers

It appears that the General Assembly has come to agreement on a budget for the remainder of the 2013-2015 cycle and as part of the bill the GA will continue to subsidize the movie industry with cash grants totaling $10 million. Prior to this budget  the program has consisted of refundable tax credits, like thoseContinue Reading

Have you heard of FATCA?

It certainly has not received as much, if any, television coverage as it deserves, but this law that went into effect on July 1st is one that you need to keep an eye on. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, was originally attached to the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act during theContinue Reading

Constitutional Amendment to appear on the ballot for NC this November

While all of this budget madness has been and will continue to be the primary story coming out of the General Assembly, it is worth nothing that North Carolinians will have a constitutional amendment to vote on this November: Senate bill 399. The specific section of the North Carolina Constitution that is in question isContinue Reading

“Corporations aren’t people with Constitutional rights!” Do you really believe this?

This is a standard claim of progressives and their biggest complaint against not only the recent Hobby Lobby ruling regarding the HHS contraceptive mandate but also the Citizens United decision which ruled that corporations had First Amendment rights with respect to free speech and campaign contributions. In a recent blog post at the Bloomberg View.comContinue Reading

Allow students to wipe out college loan debts in bankruptcy?

Sounds like a way to further encourage foolish borrowing by people who won’t learn much of value in college. But what if discharge in bankruptcy were coupled with a requirement that if a student does that, the schools that took the loan money would be on the hook? Then it could impose lacking discipline. InContinue Reading