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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 starting to…
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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 pay raises,…
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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,…
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    One Diamond For One Potato?

    Featuring Jimmy Dixon: Farmer and State Legislator Representing N.C. House District 4
    on April 10, 2017
    Rep. Jimmy Dixon is a proud North Carolina farmer who serves Duplin and Wayne counties in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In this presentation, he will discuss the impact…
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    Campus Violence and the Free Speech Debate

    Featuring Robert Shibley: Executive Director, Foundation For Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
    on April 3, 2017
    Care about free speech on college campuses? Recent episodes across the country illustrate that some campus administrators are indifferent to ensuring a robust marketplace of ideas and,…
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    John W. Pope Lecture Series Presents Legal Scholar Randy E. Barnett

    Featuring Randy Barnett: Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
    on March 27, 2017
    NC State University’s a John W. Pope Lecture Series presents Randy E. Barnett Randy Barnett is one of the nation’s leading legal scholars. In this presentation — held at…