NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

Politics should be less important

After leaving the presidency, James Madison said, “the essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 25, 2024

Job needs propel college reforms

The Community College Research Center ranks North Carolina 10th in the nation in the share of its transfer students who complete their bachelor’s degrees within six years.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 18, 2024

State revenues are down this year

Unless there is a large and positive “April surprise” in General Fund collections North Carolina lawmakers need to get ready to tell lots of people “no.” Our budget must balance.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 11, 2024