NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

The sky was never falling

A flock of progressive "Chicken Littles" spent the past decade warning that the GOP-controlled legislature was ruining our economy and reputation by failing to “invest” enough in government.    Read More

by John Hood   |   12:56 p.m. Thursday

Worker shortage won't end soon

There can be several explanations why there is a shortage of workers. We can only hope that reducing labor-market frictions can close a good chunk of the gap.    Read More

by John Hood   |   December 30, 2021

On becoming a political advertiser

Facebook felt compelled to tighten up its advertising policies after a slew of politically charged attacks by powerful individuals and activist groups. But the absurdity of my case merely serves to illustrate the greater absurdity of the present moment.    Read More

by John Hood   |   December 23, 2021

Got to pick someone's pocket?

Far too many politicians and political commentators advance programs that, in effect, take money from the taxpayer’s left pocket and return some of it to the taxpayer’s right pocket.    Read More

by John Hood   |   December 23, 2021

Yes, college (usually) pays off

Hood admits to being old-fashioned in believing that university campuses should be places to pursue rigorous scholarship, to cultivate leaders, and to pursue the life of the mind.    Read More

by John Hood   |   December 16, 2021