Category: Raleigh

North Carolina bill would step up penalties for organized retail theft

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – Organized retail theft could carry stiffer criminal penalties, under a bill filed last week at the N.C. General Assembly. Some offenses could lead to prison sentences of up to 15 years. Republican Reps.…

Housing prices reflect changes in work

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – It was bound to happen. The percentage of adults working from home has fallen significantly from its pandemic-era peak. Nevertheless, telecommuting has established itself as a lasting and consequential fact of modern life. Before…

Ending North Carolina’s ABC system

By Joshua Glawson Raleigh, NC – The general tendency of the marketplace suggests that the more open a market is, the more that can be made, traded, or sold. When a company begins manufacturing or even just setting up ordinary…

UNC project needs realistic goals

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – About a million North Carolinians have spent some time in college but left without obtaining a degree. Policymakers at the University of North Carolina system and the General Assembly see these non-completers as an…

Inflation hands activists a reality check

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Climate change is real. Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities such as power generation and transportation are a causal factor. Because the net effects of climate change are likely to be harmful, governments…

North Carolina is bouncing back

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Most states have still failed to recover the jobs lost during the depths of the COVID crisis in 2020. North Carolina is not, however, one of those states. From February 2020 to February 2022,…