Twenty academic studies on the minimum wage in Canada, but not one support the idea that increasing the minimum wage is good for non-skilled workers. Even our gentle neighbors from the North cannot persuade labor demand curves to slope upwards.
The unique challenges of providing high-speed internet in areas of low population density and difficult terrain would seem to make government intervention more feasible. The irony is, they are what actually make government intervention less feasible.
How can a bank in Ohio claim to be 100 percent powered by solar energy from North Carolina? They're not actually getting that power from North Carolina. They don't close on rainy days, have limited hours during the winter, and shut down at night. They don't have dedicated employees ready to "man the bikes" in case a cloud passes over Hertford County.
Critics of Opportunity Scholarships may have forgotten that the desired end of state education funding is a better educated citizenry, not the establishment of public schools for the sake of the schools.