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    The Constitution and Its Enemies

    posted September 19, 2019 by Jon Guze
    The title of this piece pays homage to Karl Popper’s great work of political philosophy, The Open Society and Its Enemies. Popper wrote the book during the Second World War…
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    How Do Tax Cuts Spur Economic Growth?

    posted September 17, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    It is widely believed, with plenty of evidence to support the hypothesis, that tax cuts spur economic growth. Over the past six decades, tax cut legislation has been implemented by…
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    Should North Carolina Consider an Obamacare Workaround?

    posted September 16, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Health care is an important issue for voters. Not only is it important for an individual’s overall well-being, but the soul-crushing costs of health care also have severe impacts on…
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    Leandro and the Financial Impact of Charter Schools on Districts

    posted September 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    “North Carolina District Schools Are Thriving Fiscally Alongside Charter-School Growth” is a new peer-reviewed article published in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas. Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon…
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    Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices?

    posted September 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    There are several prominent players in the health care delivery process. There are patients, physicians, insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacy benefit managers, to name a few. Interestingly, when asked…
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    Overview of 2018-19 Public School Accountability Results

    posted September 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
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    Budget 2019: Mini Budgets Circumvent State Budget Staring Contest

    posted September 5, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Despite his protestations, Gov. Roy Cooper has signed three mini-budget bills passed unanimously by the General Assembly. Republican legislative leaders signaled their move to piecemeal budgeting in mid-August when they…

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