Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s economics, stupid!

Large numbers of Americans seem abysmally ignorant about economics, or simply choose to ignore economic realities because they conflict with personal ideology. In my opinion, this is one of the most valuable studies to benefit both individuals and society at … Continue reading

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Federal power and the Gator Hoax

This year marks the 40th year of overreaching domestic federal power: IRS tax enforcement? ATF “fast and furious” gun-running program? U. S. Justice Department suing the State of Arizona for enforcing immigration laws? Well, yes. But I refer to the … Continue reading

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Foxes, government and crony environmentalism

Once upon a time a family of red foxes lived on an island just off the North Carolina coast. One day some people from a federal agency came to set leg-traps. They caught two foxes and killed them. What did … Continue reading

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North Carolina State Republican “radical legislation”

Wilmington StarNews editorialists demand that the N. C. General Assembly slow down on “radical legislation” that they say has been “flying through” the chambers. (link) Why should they? Editors tell us it’s because these elected representatives (a majority) should take … Continue reading

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Environmental groups endanger progress

Self-appointed activists assign obscure values to our natural resources and then raise phony fears to prevent land uses that for decades have provided us with safe, comfortable and efficient living conditions. Recently, propagandists from the Southern Environmental Law Center (link) … Continue reading

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Higher education: What’s the point?

The Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board recently published three letters on the subject of public university curricula; two responding to Gov. Pat McCrory’s interest in and comments on higher education related to job preparation, and a third suggesting that “a gender … Continue reading

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Modern Americans: “forever children”

I just read some disturbing but appropriate comments about our current culture. Jason Barney, a Latin teacher (I thought they are extinct) from a charter K-12 school in Illinois accepting an award from Hillsdale College (Hillsdale.edu), said we now live … Continue reading

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