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  • “The Real Border Crisis Is About Foreigners Gaming America’s Asylum Laws”

    That’s the title of a new piece at the Federalist by population economist Lyman Stone. In it, Stone explains why, “We need a wall, but we also need the resources to defend the wall: judges to convict violators, court officers to manage detention centers, etc.” Here are some excerpts:…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019, 313 words
  • Dogs get a reprieve at Guilford County brewpubs

    News broke last week via Facebook that the Guilford County Department of Health had come down on Joymongers Brewing Co.—my neighborhood pub for the record—for allowing dogs inside. In case you’ve been out of the loop, dogs inside brewpubs is the trend these days. The news created a…
    Sam Hieb, February 18, 2019, 327 words
  • Deirdre McCloskey Talks About “True Liberal Values”

    In a recently published interview, the distinguished economic historian discusses the theme of her soon to be published book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. Here are a few highlights: [T]he … 18th-century idea of liberalism—which is the theory…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019, 698 words
  • NC lawmakers considering Medicaid Expansion should look no further than the federal budget

    The question of whether or not to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is without a doubt the most contentious issue facing the general assembly this session. However, more attention should focus on how the federal government would finance the expanded public insurance program. Particularly the enhanced matching rate…
    Jordan Roberts, February 18, 2019, 369 words
  • Martin Center column offers hiring advice to UNC

    Peter Romary uses a Martin Center column to offer advice to top University of North Carolina leaders. Given the trouble the University of North Carolina system has had in thoroughly vetting job applicants and keeping top officials for their full term, I have some lessons for current officials as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019, 288 words
  • Forbes ponders the euro’s 20th anniversary

    Steve Forbes uses his latest Forbes magazine column to puncture myths about the common European currency. Since 2008, the EU has been beset by economic crises that have dulled any luster the new currency had. Too bad. Had Europeans understood the proper principles of monetary policy, the euro…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019, 246 words
  • More bad news for unions

    Steven Malanga writes for City Journal about declining union membership. The percentage of government workers who belong to a union dipped again in 2018 and has hit a 40-year low. Just 33.9 percent of government workers now belong to a union, according to government figures, the lowest point…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019, 233 words
  • AOC can see an example of the Green New Deal in practice

    Editors of the Wall Street Journal urge U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to consider a case of the Green New Deal‘s principles in action. The Green New Deal that Democrats unveiled last week has a grand ambition to eliminate fossil fuels in 10 years, retrofit every building in America,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019, 241 words
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