NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

Technology has reduced suffering

Whether it be for religious services, support groups, book clubs, video “play dates,” or virtual “coffees” with neighbors and colleagues, modern technology serves a timeless need, the desire for sociability that is deeply embedded in human nature.    Read More

by John Hood   |   5:03 p.m. Thursday


State must brace for recession

Many North Carolinians have been laid off, furloughed, or seen their self-employment income dwindle to little or nothing. Our state's response should be rapid, robust and prudent.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 26, 2020



Pandemic tests our institutions

Pandemics, wars, and other disasters have always tested the durability of the institutions that form free societies. If they are to pass the test, we must all do our part — and keep our heads.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 19, 2020




Let's spoil the garden party

At a time when our federal government has lost its moorings, North Carolina needs to once again assume the role of cantankerous old coot at the Constitutional garden party.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 12, 2020