• Event

    Should the General Assembly Get a Pay Raise?

    March 23, 2017
    The issue of how much to pay politicians naturally raises a wide range of thorny philosophical and empirical questions. This presentation reviews the claims made by proponents of pay raises,…
  • Person

    Nicholas Carnes

    March 23, 2017
    Nicholas Carnes is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter of the…
  • Event

    Urban Growth: Costs, Benefits – and Traffic

    March 23, 2017
    Growth always brings problems as well as benefits. As the Triangle grows — which seems inevitable — traffic congestion will soon reach unacceptable levels. In this presentation, John Staddon will…
  • John Locke Update

    Justice for Eugenics Victims (Further) Delayed

    March 23, 2017
    I’ve written previously about litigation that has delayed the closing of “a shameful chapter in North Carolina’s history.” As I explained, that chapter began in 1933 when the General…
  • John Locke Update

    Jacob’s New Address: A School of Choice

    March 23, 2017
    On Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools planned to use a book titled “Jacob’s New Dress” in all first-grade classes as part of the district’s anti-bullying…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care

    March 22, 2017
    An increased use of the innovative health care delivery model called Direct Primary Care could lead to better outcomes for treatment of patients with chronic diseases, and that could mean…
  • Event

    North Carolina: A Model For Tax Reform

    March 22, 2017
    North Carolina has skyrocketed to among the best states in the nation for both individual and business taxpayers. That’s according to the latest rankings by the Tax Foundation, a nationally…