Brooke Medina

Vice President of Communications

Posts by Brooke Medina (page 2)

  • Covid and Wealth

    The uncertainty that arose at the beginning of the pandemic led many to fear we were headed toward a 2008 economic environment. Thankfully, according to some measures, Americans have created more wealth over the past year than they lost during the Great Recession, as the chart below indicates. In 2020,…
    Brooke Medina, June 30, 2021
  • Dads, Kids, and Capitalism

    If you read conservative culture commentary with any regularity, you’ll frequently come across an article or two highlighting the critical importance of fathers in the lives of their children. The research continues to confirm that a child’s success is greatly impacted by whether they grow up in a [stable] two-parent…
    Brooke Medina, June 21, 2021
  • Debt and the American Experience

    Household debt has doubled since 2003. American households are now $14.56 trillion in debt (still far less than the U.S. government’s whopping $28 trillion) which shakes out to around $118,000 per household, according to Visual Capitalist. The chart below helps orient us to how the $14 trillion in…
    Brooke Medina, June 9, 2021
  • Inflation Nation

    If you’re someone who carefully monitors your monthly spending, you’ve witnessed prices going up on a variety of goods, from gas and lumber to staple products like corn and coffee. I don’t know which is worse, last year’s Clorox wipe shortage or today’s coffee bean prices. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.
    Brooke Medina, May 27, 2021
  • Elon Musk, Crypto Mining, and Government Regulation

    It’s only a matter of time before governments across the world clamp down on cryptocurrency. As cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, become more ubiquitous and fiat currency experiences the inflationary impact of poor fiscal restraint (are you listening Joe?), we will see governments look for ways to regulate this rapidly growing industry.
    Brooke Medina, May 18, 2021
  • The Job Market is Plentiful but the Workers are Few

    “There are more job openings in the U.S. this spring than before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and fewer people in the labor force,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The April jobs report was released last week and it made clear that jobs are in abundance, but…
    Brooke Medina, May 12, 2021
  • Protect Your Right to Privacy Against Activists and Politicians Who Want to Intimidate You

    The charities you choose to invest in aren’t the government’s business. Your contribution history should be protected from bad faith politicians and activists who would attempt to intimidate you into silence. America is no stranger to calls to disclose donor lists of non-profits. During the Civil Rights era, the state…
    Brooke Medina, May 10, 2021
  • The boom and the short; NC’s growing chasm between population and affordable housing

    Americans are voting with their feet and many have chosen to migrate to North Carolina thanks to her beautiful economic climate. We have grown so much that we’ve even added a 14th congressional seat to our delegation. However, if there is…
    Brooke Medina, April 27, 2021