With the decision last night by the Orange County Commissioners that they were not going to put the transfer tax on the ballot this fall, it meant that the big three Triangle counties (Wake, Durham and Orange) have all deferred on putting the tax on the ballot this year. Funny thing is, it was the […]
Monthly Archives: August 2007
This is an excellent piece on some of the issues in healthcare reform. Those who blindly blame greedy corporations for our healthcare woes never look to the actual source of all the pathologies — the government. Coletti doesn't go as far as to accuse the left of trying to destroy healthcare markets with regulation. For […]
North Carolinians, exposed as they are to Atlantic hurricanes, can look to the experience of certain segments of New Orleans for direction. Or at least we can ask the question: why has the Vietnamese community come out so much better than other communities in the Big Easy? This study by folks at the Mercatus Center […]
It’s often said that most illegal immigrants are decent, hardworking folks who only want to come to America to work. But what happens when they have to break the law in order to obtain employment? During a recent raid at Smithfield Foods in Tar Heel, North Carolina, investigators found that 86 percent of workers arrested […]
After all that Easley has wrought, he might actually do something right.