Today (Sunday’s) Charlotte Observer offers up a review of JLF head John Hood’s new book Our Best Foot Forward. Rviewer Peter A. Coclanis’ conclusion is that:

Stepping back a bit, what Hood is offering is a thoughtful right/center-right growth prescription heavy on markets, incentives and competition, and suspicious of governmental hyperactivity. Although “Our Best Foot Forward” at times reads rather more like a policy report than a book, it is loaded with data and interesting ideas and makes valuable contributions to the policy debate in North Carolina.

Fair-minded readers of all political stripes – including those loath to support the programs Hood is promoting – likely will agree.