Culture and Society (page 29)

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    Surprising news on opioids

    Could opioids actually have a positive effect on work? In a new working paper, “U.S. Employment and Opioids: Is There a Connection?” respected health economist Janet Currie and others find, “[A]lthough they are addictive and dangerous, opioids may allow some women to work who would otherwise leave the labor…
    Joseph Coletti, March 26, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that some members of UNC’s Board of Governors challenged the $95,000 bonus awarded to system President Margaret Spellings. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of the “success sequence.”…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2018
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    E-ZPass. License Plates. Closed-Circuit TV. Big Brother Really IS Watching.

    Should local governments be forced to obtain public approval before implementing a new surveillance technology? Some of the technology is being used by law enforcement for predicting crime. Now questions are arising about the proliferation of these technologies and what they’re being used for. The American Civil Liberties Union…
    Donna Martinez, March 26, 2018
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    Can’t Join Us at JLF Monday? We’ll Be Live on Facebook, Too

    Fascinating presentation on tap for Monday at JLF. Americans’ attitudes toward the key institutions of public life – particularly in government, but more broadly as well – have been changing quite dramatically.  The resulting expectations have helped create a social crisis the country now confronts.  In this presentation, Yuval…
    Donna Martinez, March 22, 2018
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    No Government Oversight Needed: Utah Steps Up To Allow ‘Free-Range’ Kids

    We’ve all seen helicopter parents. Maybe you are one. They’re the folks who won’t let their kids step more than five feet from them without hovering. They’re fearful of letting their kids make mistakes, fall down, get their feelings hurt. It’s a societal trend, unfortunately. And along with the trend…
    Donna Martinez, March 21, 2018
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    Running Against the Narrative: Where is the Concern For Men?

    For all the talk of lack of opportunity for women, data from the Pew Research Center shows that when it comes to educational attainment, it’s men who are being left behind.   Then add this:   And yet, the majority of Americans tell Pew it is very…
    Donna Martinez, March 21, 2018
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    “If the NRA didn’t exist, we would still have the second amendment.”

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and syndicated columnist John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the latest developments in the national debate over school safety and gun laws. These exchanges took place during the March 16, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH for Rick’s comments about…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2018
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    2035: More Seniors Than Kids

    Census Bureau estimates show that in 2035, we’ll see a major demographic shift. Seniors (65-plus) will outnumber kids (under 18) for the first time in U.S. history. Think about that. If this is correct, in less than 20 years, an already powerful block of voters — seniors — will become…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2018