Freedom

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    National Review’s David French makes the case for preserving culture of free speech

    David French, National Review senior writer, explains why it’s important to preserve a culture of support for free speech in the United States. French offered these comments during a presentation Tuesday for the John Locke Foundation, Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, and the National Review Institute.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018
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    Why charitable contributions are tax deductible

    One of the currently fashionable complaints about charitable and philanthropic giving of even left-leaning billionaires like Jeff Bezos is that the money does nothing to help the poor or reduce income inequality. James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley in an essay at Commentary  argue that charitable giving receives a tax…
    Joseph Coletti, November 30, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A controversial $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to raise red flags for state lawmakers. They’ve decided to hire an outside investigator to look into the fund’s creation. Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    Cyber Monday and the Internet sales tax

    Have you been busy taking advantage of the CyberMonday deals available online today through Wayfair, Overstock, or other online retailers not based in North Carolina? The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) tried to make shopping more cumbersome for you and those companies. Instead of waiting for direction…
    Joseph Coletti, November 26, 2018
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    People give to charities for more than tax deductions

    Nonprofit organizations, like retailers, earn a significant portion of their revenue for a year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This was the case even before Giving Tuesday. What better time to consider why people give in the first place? Giving USA estimates that tax reform’s change in the…
    Joseph Coletti, November 16, 2018
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    How early American socialism nearly starved Thanksgiving

    It was in sheer desperation that their leaders decided to abandon socialism and let families own and farm their own land.
    Jon Sanders, November 15, 2018
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    Squinched up and about to barf: The face of climate purity

    The UN says we have 12 years to cut CO2 emissions drastically or face climate catastrophe. That means we'll have to stop eating meat, too. I suspect they're amping up the rhetoric because the U.S. is leading the world in cutting emissions, and we're doing it (a) without them and (b) through the free market.
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2018
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    Work requirements are “fourth best” option

    What works better than work requirements to get poor people to work? During a roundtable discussion on work requirements in anti-poverty programs, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute 1) general economic growth, 2) removing barriers to participation in economic growth such as occupational licenses and post-prison criminal sanctions on…
    Joseph Coletti, October 26, 2018