Culture (page 6)

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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
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    “That’s not the Neil Armstrong I knew.”

    That was Chuck Yeager’s response to the suggestion that Neil Armstrong would have approved of the decision to omit a key scene from a new film about his life — the moment when he planted the American flag on the surface of the moon.
    Jon Guze, September 1, 2018
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    Talk about Privilege!

    In a recent piece at Quillette, William Ray provides a fascinating discussion of the origin and implications of the left’s current obsession with “white privilege.” Ray begins by noting: The concept of ‘white privilege’ was popularized by Peggy McIntosh in a 1989 paper written at Harvard…
    Jon Guze, August 31, 2018