Classic Locker Room Import (page 9)

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    The steadily rising burden of government

    Economics professor Emily Skarbeck writes here about the steadily rising burden of government on taxpayers. She highlights the problem by noting the opportunity cost — the amounts that taxpayers could have saved and invested if it weren’t for (as Amity Schlaes entitled one of her books) The Greedy Hand…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kristy Bailey’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on legislation that would give local N.C. school boards more control over setting the school calendar. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the political impact of North Carolina’s growing suburbanization.
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    You might be a progressive if…

    …you’re saying “yeah, so what’s the problem?”…
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011
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    McCrory aids AFP’s campaign to save House Bill 2

    From Dallas Woodhouse at Americans for Prosperity North Carolina: Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will be urging voters to contact their member of the General Assembly this week as part our effort to override Governor Perdue?s reckless veto of the Health Care Freedom Act. Click here to watch a…
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011
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    The diversity mania creeps into engineering

    Last Friday’s Wall Street Journal included this revealing letter: David Finch’s “Credential Bloat Is a Hiring Problem” (Letters, Feb. 19) is correct as far as it goes. Credential verification is certainly easier than skill verification. In fact, skill verification is intentionally made difficult. As a senior technical staff member I…
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011
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    Optional Mandate? I think the President needs a Dictionary

    Definition of the word optional: ?left to one?s choice; not required or mandatory?. President Obama has stance on individual mandates a lot. When running for the Presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton he came out in strong opposition to Clinton?s proposed mandates saying they would leave many “worse off.”…
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011
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    New CJO exclusive: Perdue’s pension payment proposal is inadequate

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online exclusive focuses on an expert’s review of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s plans for shoring up the state pension plan.
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011
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    JLF expert discusses N.C.’s budget outlook

    The governor has presented her budget proposal, and state lawmakers are busy crafting their plan. Joseph Coletti discussed their contrasting approaches and offered his own budget proposals during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Click play below to view Coletti contrasting the governor’s and…
    Locker Room contributor, March 7, 2011