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    The Left is Hijacking the Sports Industry and Making It Their Weapon

    Featuring Ed Tiryakian: Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Business Economics at Duke University / Jon Pritchett: Senior Vice President Donor Relations, John Locke Foundation
    on June 19, 2017
    In this presentation, Jon and Ed will discuss how ESPN, the NCAA, FIFA, the IOC and other sports governing bodies, media partners and corporate leaders are trying to usurp federalism,…
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    A New Way Forward: Access, Fairness, and Equal Justice in the 21st Century

    Featuring Mark Martin: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
    on June 12, 2017
    In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission was tasked with exploring ways to strengthen…
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    The Price of Promises

    Featuring Dale Folwell: North Carolina State Treasurer
    on June 5, 2017
    In this presentation, Treasurer Dale Folwell will discuss the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and promises made that touch one out of every 10 adult North Carolinians: promises made…
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    “Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State”

    Featuring John Trump: Managing Editor, Carolina Journal
    on May 22, 2017
    Distilleries in North Carolina are thriving, despite a labyrinth of Prohibition-era rules and regulations. And through it all, distillers in the Old North State have persevered, and they’re…
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    Should the General Assembly Get a Pay Raise?

    Featuring Nicholas Carnes: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
    on May 1, 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…
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    Urban Growth: Costs, Benefits – and Traffic

    Featuring John Staddon: James B. Duke Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology, Emeritus, Duke University
    on April 24, 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…
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    North Carolina: A Model For Tax Reform

    Featuring Joe Henchman: Vice President of Legal & State Projects, Tax Foundation
    on April 17, 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,…