Tag: COVID

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…

Government got COVID mostly wrong

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – I’m a liberty-minded conservative, not an anarchist. I think government is inevitable and necessary but its legitimate scope and practical competencies are rather limited. The many public-policy failures during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate the…

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…

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,…

Covid arithmetic for anxious parents

By Bryan Caplan Starting March 1, masks are optional for all K-12 students in Virginia public schools. That includes my daughter, who after a year and a half of homeschool decided to rejoin her friends in 4th grade. Since plenty…

Our sky was never falling

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top-five destination states: Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. During the same period, there was a…

9.13.21 Chatham County Board of Education meeting summary

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Board of Education met Monday, September 13, and conducted thefollowing business. The meeting agenda can be found here. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS ● Accountability results: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Amanda Moran briefed board members on the accountability…