Culture

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    Keeping It Classy in Durham

    Last night, I came across this poster attached to a telephone pole near Duke’s west campus:…
    Jon Guze, November 20, 2018
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    The value of giving time and money

    As younger generations join family giving decisions, there is a greater emphasis on giving locally and on giving time. While people in business, governments, nonprofits and foundations continue to seek investments that scale, there is also a reemerging acceptance that some of the most significant investments we make (in…
    Joseph Coletti, October 23, 2018
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    “When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows”

    That’s the title of a recent piece in the online magazine ars technica. The subtitle is, “And the less competition, the higher the price hikes.” As David Henderson notes at EconLog, the piece’s author, Beth Mole, doesn’t seem to be using the word “mysteriously” ironically. I guess journalism…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018
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    Fun Fact

    Christine Blasey Ford is a UNC/CH alum!…
    Jon Guze, September 26, 2018
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    “Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate”

    That’s the title of a recent WSJ piece by Shelby Steele. Here are a few excerpts: How did the American left—conceived to bring more compassion and justice to the world—become so given to hate? It began in the 1960s, when America finally accepted that slavery and segregation…
    Jon Guze, September 25, 2018
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    Daily Journal: The politicians will leave, but the strong people of N.C. will remain to recover, rebuild

    John Trump writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Union Point Park in New Bern was mostly underwater, barely recognizable. An extension of the Neuse and Trent rivers. But, watching on TV, we could tell it was — will again be — a park. Some benches were only half…
    Anna Manning, September 21, 2018
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    Waffle House: There When You Need It!

    The well-loved restaurant chain really stepped up during hurricane Florence and won praise from far and wide. Twitchy published a series of tweets from grateful patrons under the heading, “No big deal, just the Waffle House CEO personally overseeing recovery operations in North Carolina,” and even the Los Angeles Times…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2018
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    John Hood for Daily Journal: Freedom fosters culture of giving

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that freedom fosters a culture of giving. When natural disasters or other emergencies hit our state, North Carolinians respond in droves — and I’m not just referring to the crucial and praiseworthy work of our public employees who work in emergency…
    Anna Manning, September 17, 2018