Category: Columns

Incentives package worth $1.2 billion draws electric car plant to Chatham County, NC

By Theresa Opeka Raleigh, NC – A Vietnamese automaker has announced plans to build a $4 billion electric-vehicle assembly and battery-manufacturing plant at Triangle Innovation Point in Moncure, about 30 miles west of the Triangle. To attract the newly formed…

North Carolina needs more housing options

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As post-COVID shifts in work arrangements and living preferences continue to motivate many Americans to relocate, North Carolina will continue to be a popular destination. Indeed, we can attract even more professionals, families, retirees,…

Mr. Employer, tear down these masks

By Jon Sanders Raleigh, NC – “You don’t have to wear that if you don’t want to.” A look of palpable relief crossed the plumber’s face. He had come to our house to replace our dishwasher. Before knocking on our…

North Carolina Democrats get reality check

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina General Assembly is going to stay in Republican hands after the 2022 midterms. For state Democrats, this is a bitter pill to swallow. That they’ve already managed to swallow it, however,…

Property rights are worth defending

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – There’s always a cost to protecting property rights. No rational person has ever suggested otherwise. In free societies that place a high value on the individual right to own and control private property, it’s…