Pundits and partisans continue to examine the economic impact of policy decisions that led North Carolina to be the only state without federal extended unemployment benefits during the last six months of 2013. John Locke Foundation President John Hood offered his analysis of the topic for National Review Online’s primary blog, “The Corner.”

Hood’s Carolina Journal Online column on extended benefits attracted from N.C. Senate Republicans in their daily press email, along with Hood’s writing on teacher pay reform in North Carolina and misguided criticism of free-market think tanks.