Progressive public policy proposals tend to depend on government coercion. That’s the assessment from Roy Cordato, who explains his reasoning during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Julie Tisdale uses Census data to show that bike lanes represent a poor use of scarce public transportation dollars. Jon Sanders takes aim at North Carolina’s abnormally stringent regime for occupational licensing.

Mark Watson, executive director of Union County human resources, explains how his county government has seen benefits from direct primary care. Plus N.C. State political scientist Andrew Taylor probes the potential political impact of the Brexit vote.