Category: Opinion

Big Blow: Offshore wind power’s devastating costs and impacts on North Carolina

By Jon Sanders Raleigh, NC – One of President Joe Biden’s day-one executive orders sought to double offshore wind by 2030, and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order for developing 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of wind turbine-generated energy…

Mental health problems spike among NC teens

By David Larson Raleigh, NC – Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, some parents, child psychologists, and public-health officials were drawing attention to a growing mental health crisis among American teens. But according to preliminary numbers from the N.C. Department of…

Is it time to end government-run schools?

By P. Jason Phibbs Raleigh, NC – Two recent surveys, one by High Point University and another by the John Locke Foundation, show a significant portion of North Carolinians (43% and 66%, respectively) believe public education is on the wrong track. And while…

The book to read if you want to understand inflation

By David Weinberger Robert Murphy’s new book “Understanding Money Mechanics” is an excellent primer for learning what money is, why it originated, and how it works in the world today. As inflation climbs across the globe, the demand grows for…