North Carolina’s maze of alcohol-related rules and regulations blocks innovation from entrepreneurs in an expanding industry. Jon Guze attempts to navigate the maze, and offer ideas for reform, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Katherine Restrepo explains how Union County saved nearly $1.3 million by adopting a Direct Primary Care option for its county government workers. Wake Forest University economist John Wood dissects the problematic link between politics and central banking.

John Hood and former Gov. Jim Martin explain why Martin’s name will soon be attached to North Carolina’s premier higher education watchdog group. Plus the N.C. Department of Transportation’s chief engineer, Mike Holder, offers an early status report on DOT’s response to damage linked to Hurricane Matthew.