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In finance the rule of 72 is a method for estimating an investment's doubling time.
In finance the rule of 72 is a method for estimating an investment's doubling time.
 
North Carolina needs to reform its approach to taxing capital gains. As I have noted in a previous analysis for the John Locke Foundation, the current system ignores the fundamental nature of capital gains taxes.
North Carolina needs to reform its approach to taxing capital gains. As I have noted in a previous analysis for the John Locke Foundation, the current system ignores the fundamental nature of capital gains taxes.
 
Much of the economic news lately is focusing on the fact that labor is becoming a scarce commodity
Much of the economic news lately is focusing on the fact that labor is becoming a scarce commodity
 
There is a simple equation that every first-semester student in macroeconomics learns. It is the equation for measuring gross domestic product or GDP. GDP is used to measure the size of state and national economies
There is a simple equation that every first-semester student in macroeconomics learns. It is the equation for measuring gross domestic product or GDP. GDP is used to measure the size of state and national economies
 
On many different occasions, I have argued that, from an economics perspective, North Carolina should abolish its tax on capital gains
On many different occasions, I have argued that, from an economics perspective, North Carolina should abolish its tax on capital gains
 
The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time
The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time
 
In his recent book The Case Against Education, Professor Bryan Caplan argues that most Americans derive little benefit from their years of schooling in terms of skill and knowledge
In his recent book The Case Against Education, Professor Bryan Caplan argues that most Americans derive little benefit from their years of schooling in terms of skill and knowledge
 
If the supply of oil goes up, the price of oil and gasoline falls
If the supply of oil goes up, the price of oil and gasoline falls
 
If the supply of oil goes up, the price of oil and gasoline falls
If the supply of oil goes up, the price of oil and gasoline falls
 
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is now in its twenty-fourth year of existence. Originally the brainchild of then Governor Zell Miller, since 1993 this merit-based scholarship program has distributed in excess of $9 billion in lottery proceeds to about 1.7 million qualifying recipients
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is now in its twenty-fourth year of existence. Originally the brainchild of then Governor Zell Miller, since 1993 this merit-based scholarship program has distributed in excess of $9 billion in lottery proceeds to about 1.7 million qualifying recipients
 
Big Oil Has Lost Some Of It's Clout But It Will Be Back
 
What's the biggest issue facing North Carolina today? That was the question posed at a recent lunch with Leslie Boney, the newly named Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues
What's the biggest issue facing North Carolina today? That was the question posed at a recent lunch with Leslie Boney, the newly named Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues
 
North Carolina's economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace
North Carolina's economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace
 
Timing matters, in both stand-up comedy and interpreting statistical trends
Timing matters, in both stand-up comedy and interpreting statistical trends
 
In a 2011 Pope Center article entitled “Too Many Rhinestones,” Professors T. Norman Van Cott and the late Clarence Deitsch examined Ball State University’s (BSU) grade inflation problem
In a 2011 Pope Center article entitled “Too Many Rhinestones,” Professors T. Norman Van Cott and the late Clarence Deitsch examined Ball State University’s (BSU) grade inflation problem
 
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
 
Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.
Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.
 
Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group
Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group
 
One of the things that most frightens non-tenured faculty members is the prospect of getting too low an average on end-of-term student course evaluations.
One of the things that most frightens non-tenured faculty members is the prospect of getting too low an average on end-of-term student course evaluations.
 
North Carolina's economy grew slower in 2014 than in 2013, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
North Carolina's economy grew slower in 2014 than in 2013, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
 
Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, A’s represent 43 percent of all grades awarded today—up from 15 percent in 1960.
Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, A’s represent 43 percent of all grades awarded today—up from 15 percent in 1960.
 
Prudent fiscal management is our first responsibility as stewards of taxpayer dollars...
 
As we go to press, polls are showing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with a slender lead over her Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis. And Hagan received a minor bump after Labor Day, no doubt as the result of a host of ads from Hagan and allied groups on education funding...
As we go to press, polls are showing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with a slender lead over her Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis. And Hagan received a minor bump after Labor Day, no doubt as the result of a host of ads from Hagan and allied groups on education funding...
 
The 1970s were a hellish decade for this country. Inflation out the wazoo. Skyrocketing gas prices. Oil embargoes. Record unemployment. Communist aggression rampant around the globe.
The 1970s were a hellish decade for this country. Inflation out the wazoo. Skyrocketing gas prices. Oil embargoes. Record unemployment. Communist aggression rampant around the globe.
 
Every few years, The College Board releases a report entitled Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society. It had not done so since 2010, until the latest version. These reports have a perfectly consistent message, namely that college education is all good. It...
Every few years, The College Board releases a report entitled Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society. It had not done so since 2010, until the latest version. These reports have a perfectly consistent message, namely that college education is all good. It...
 
North Carolina state government spending has grown "significantly" in recent decades, though much of that growth has been hidden beneath headlines that focus on the state's General Fund. That's a key finding from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
North Carolina state government spending has grown "significantly" in recent decades, though much of that growth has been hidden beneath headlines that focus on the state's General Fund. That's a key finding from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
 
Nearly a decade ago, I wrote a paper on the problem (at least I see it as a problem) of grade inflation. Just as with monetary inflation, I think that bad things ensue from awarding students grades that are higher than they've truly earned.
Nearly a decade ago, I wrote a paper on the problem (at least I see it as a problem) of grade inflation. Just as with monetary inflation, I think that bad things ensue from awarding students grades that are higher than they've truly earned.
 
In late May, my husband and I welcomed our first child, Edward James Robinson. We're calling him Ned. After the first few weeks of sleepless nights and a very steep learning curve, the hospital bills came. They're only the first of many expenses involved in raising a child - and they're chump...
In late May, my husband and I welcomed our first child, Edward James Robinson. We're calling him Ned. After the first few weeks of sleepless nights and a very steep learning curve, the hospital bills came. They're only the first of many expenses involved in raising a child - and they're chump...
 
In 2008, a committee of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill was astounded to discover that the average grade of a Carolina student was 3.213 - well over a B average. Led by Andrew Perrin, a professor of sociology, the school's Educational Policy Committee began looking at how other universities...
In 2008, a committee of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill was astounded to discover that the average grade of a Carolina student was 3.213 - well over a B average. Led by Andrew Perrin, a professor of sociology, the school's Educational Policy Committee began looking at how other universities...
 
Is your family budget being pinched by the rising cost of living? Gas, food and utilities taking a bigger bite out of your wallet?
Is your family budget being pinched by the rising cost of living? Gas, food and utilities taking a bigger bite out of your wallet?
 
We either fix this problem or a dictator will.
 
After thirty years of inflation, perhaps it's time to pop the bubble and start over.
After thirty years of inflation, perhaps it's time to pop the bubble and start over.
 
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