Interesting aspect to the recent Civitas poll (pdf), as compared with last month’s poll. In the March poll (pdf), voters were asked: "Do you think the state should pass a law banning smoking in all buildings open to the public, including bars and restaurants?" 61 percent of respondents replied: "yes". In the April poll (linked [...]
Monthly Archives: April 2007
North Carolina Democrats want to dump public resources into stem cell research. OK, so let’s just leave aside for a moment the ethical issues of researching stemcells for curing diseases like Parkinson’s. There is still a terrible problem in the idea that public money should go towards such research. There’s a little concept you might [...]
Finally, North Carolina is considering sensible quasi-market solutions for building roads in the state. The failed Soviet-style DOT system of patronage and, of course, "equity distribution formulae" are finally giving way to turnpikes and (maybe) lanes funded in-part by congestion pricing. But just as NC considers construction of a much needed turnpike in RTP, environmentalists [...]
Hybrids, while cool cars, may not be as green as people think when taken over the life of the car. Check out this post from a free-market environmentalist at the EPA.
A recent study shows lower-income families pay a higher percentage of income in taxes. The folks over at NC Blue would like to see an equitable tax system for "working families" And we agree. How about the FairTax?