Month: July 2022

North Carolinians think recession is here

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians are greatly concerned about our economy. According to the John Locke Foundation’s latest Civitas Poll, 77% of state voters believe we are currently in a recession. Most call inflation “a huge problem”…

Empty buses don’t improve air quality

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In nearly all North Carolina communities with bus systems, ridership is significantly lower than it was just a few years ago. In Greensboro, for example, there were 1.9 million passenger trips on city buses…

CCCC Dental Assisting Class of 2022

Sanford, NC – The Central Carolina Community College Dental Assisting Class of 2022 held its pinning ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. Class members – with home towns listed — are pictured, left to right: first row, Nuvia Guardado (Sanford), Avery…

Government doesn’t make things “affordable”

By Brian Balfour Raleigh, NC – The surest way to make a good or service rise in price dramatically is to have government efforts to make it “affordable.”  The chart below speaks volumes: Notice that those goods and services rising…