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    This is why people don’t trust governments

    posted August 31, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    The Henderson County website is currently displaying this lovely graphic on its homepage. Let’s start with things I like.  First, I’m a fan of charts and graphs.  I…
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    Enrollment Changes Have Consequences

    posted August 11, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final 2015-16 student counts for all district and charter schools.  I used Average Daily Membership (ADM) data to…
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    North Carolina Loses Another Voting Rights Case

    posted August 9, 2016 by Jon Guze
    North Carolina’s election laws haven’t fared very well lately in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. On July 1st the Court struck down changes to Wake…
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    Trump vs. Hillary: A Race To The Keynesian Bottom

    posted August 4, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the 20th Century. His view, and the view of his followers, i.e., Keynesians — that recessions could be overcome and economies…
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    A Briefing on North Carolina Medicaid Reform

    posted August 2, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina legislators are waiting for the feds to approve their 1115 waiver to reform Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program that covers low-income parents, children, the elderly, blind, and…
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    The Coming Bond Referendum In Asheville

    posted July 28, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Asheville is considering a $74 million bond for the November ballot.  And it’s not for a single project, but rather a broad mix covering transportation, affordable housing and parks…
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    Debates About Funding Miss The Point

    posted July 28, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining public school funding. It is not surprising that they do.
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    Fracking Ban As Corporate Welfare

    posted July 27, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was driving through rural North Carolina last week on my way to the beach when I spotted a car ahead of me that was displaying two bumper stickers. One…

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