Brooke Medina

Vice President of Communications

Posts by Brooke Medina (page 3)

  • The fight for workers’ rights in NC has been hard won

    On March 18th, North Carolina celebrated 74 years of critical workers’ rights laws. Among other things, these laws protect North Carolinians from forced union membership. Unions are oftentimes shamelessly political, and protecting workers from being required to pay dues into a union that will donate to politicians they disagree with is a…
    Brooke Medina, March 26, 2021
  • Entrepreneurship is on the rise in NC

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. Plato is credited with first espousing this principle over 2,300 years ago. The pandemic has proven the wisdom of it for our time. For the past year, we’ve had to rethink almost the entirety of our lives, from work and school to social…
    Brooke Medina, March 15, 2021
  • Women should be capitalism’s loudest advocates

    Capitalism has been a net good for women, but you wouldn’t know it if you did a quick Google search of women and capitalism. Many of the top results, aside from this worthwhile debate put on by Cato Institute, claim that capitalism perpetuates oppression, empowers the patriarchy, and exacerbates…
    Brooke Medina, March 8, 2021
  • Is the world running out of resources?

    In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthus hypothesized that as the population grew, earth’s resources would become increasingly scarce, leading to the elimination of large swaths of the population by way of war, plague, or starvation. Not a rosy…
    Brooke Medina, March 3, 2021
  • A major North Carolina city is one of the top performers in the nation

    North Carolina is a beautiful state for myriad reasons. From the mountains to the coast, there’s so much to appreciate. Whether I’m hiking Grandfather Mountain or touring the USS North Carolina for the umpteenth time, there’s wonder to be found. Yet our landscapes and battleships aren’t the only ways our…
    Brooke Medina, February 24, 2021
  • Money talks. PAC spending has nearly quadrupled in NC.

    Recent campaign spending reports found that the amount of money pouring into–and out of–PACs and candidate coffers was record breaking. According to Open Secrets, “The 2020 election [was] twice as expensive as the runner up, the 2016 election,” totaling nearly $14 billion dollars. If you lived in North Carolina during…
    Brooke Medina, February 17, 2021
  • How long will Zuckerberg be on top?

    One of the most fascinating developments in the digital age is the advent of social media. Nearly 80% of Americans have at least one social and according to Pew Research, 90% of 18-29 year olds have a social media account, with that percentage decreasing a…
    Brooke Medina, February 10, 2021
  • Central Planning and Education: What would Hayek say?

    Central planning fails miserably in the economy, why would we think it is best for education? Government bureaucrats cannot possess the localized knowledge of the parents and teachers of students. Empowering parents, rather than bureaucrats, to call the shots in education would benefit students. F.A. Hayek, one of the most…
    Brooke Medina, January 27, 2021