A libertarian political scientist’s take on the 2011 North Carolina legislative session

Republicans have plenty of good things to say about the 2011 N.C. legislative session. Many Democrats have been criticizing key actions taken during that session.

The John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society heard an alternative view today from Duke University political scientist and economist Michael Munger, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for governor. Munger analyzed the General Assembly’s actions in key areas, including the budget, taxation, and education.

In the video clip below, he explains why the debate over “creating jobs” misses a key point about government’s involvement with job growth.

2:50 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 57:12 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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