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The Family’s Slice of the Pie – Part 2

The Family’s Slice of the Pie – Part 2

North Carolina had robust growth in personal income between 2011 and 2021, but it was not shared equally by all families. Families at the median average were shorted more than $5,000 in annual income. If a majority of kids in the next generation see the affluent families pulling farther and farther away from them, why would it not lead to the politics of envy and resentment?

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Lessons of History

Lessons of History

History provides lessons about programs and policies that work well in states — and what fails. Governors would do well to convene Councils of Historians to provide insight.

North Carolina’s Legislators Need a Raise

North Carolina’s Legislators Need a Raise

North Carolina only pays its legislators $14,000 per year for a full time job. That means only those with second incomes can afford to run for office. It’s time to pay our lawmakers a full time salary so anyone can serve and still support their family.

Future Makers — The Foresight Infrastructure of North Carolina

Future Makers — The Foresight Infrastructure of North Carolina

More than 50 state-wide organizations are working to create their visions for the future of North Carolina’s children. Most welcome the participation and support of everyone who shares their values. Here is a list of them — Right, Left, and Who Knows What.

Will North Carolina Have A Civil War In Its Future?

Will North Carolina Have A Civil War In Its Future?

In last week’s post, I reviewed the book How Civil Wars Start And How to Stop Them by Barbara Walter. Based on two decades of global research by a team of experts, Walter argues that there are trends in the U.S. that could lead to the modern version of a civil...

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