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    President Attacks Consumers with Amazon Tweet

    posted August 23, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” – President Donald Trump Setting aside…
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    Ed School Enrollment and the Limits of Public Policy

    posted August 22, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Media outlets reported that enrollment in UNC education schools increased last year.  WUNC initially reported that it was a 16 percent jump, but according to WRAL, the actual…
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    District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    posted August 22, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in…
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    How to Reduce Taxes on Savings

    posted August 17, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Americans spent 2.6 percent more on goods and services after adjusting for inflation in the three months through June than in the same period a year ago, but…
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    Helping the Poor With (and Without) Public Policy

    posted August 16, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    John Hood wrote this week about the instructive philosophy of Cicero. Wait, don’t go yet. Cicero wasn’t just the “Roman orator and statesman … contemporary (and enemy) of Julius…
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    Using Science, Evidence, and Data to Guide Public Policy

    posted August 3, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    France began construction of the Maginot Line in the 1930s as a line of defenses against possible German invasion. The most heavily fortified section of the line ended just east…

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