PEC - Volume Three

An interdisciplinary journal focused on government and public policy in North and South Carolina.


Classical Liberalism and the History of Economics in the Carolinas

Robert Whaples

Pages: 11 – 34  |  First Published: August 2020

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The Carolinian Economy Through Two World Wars

Lee A. Craig

Pages: 35 – 51  |  First Published: August 2020

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A Brief History of Urbanization in North and South Carolina

RJaya Jha & Fred H. Smith

Pages: 52 – 66  |  First Published: August 2020

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Narrowing the Income Gap between the Carolinas and the Nation by Getting the Brains in the Right Places

Bruce Yandle

Pages: 67 – 83  |  First Published: August 2020

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Sticky Expenditures in Local Government: Evidence from North Carolina Counties

Marco Lam & Thomas D’Angelo

Pages: 84 – 105  |  First Published: August 2020

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Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All

By Deirdre Nansen McCloskey. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. Pp. xiii + 400. $28.00, hardcover

Book Review by: George Leef, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Raleigh, NC

Pages: 106 – 109  |  First Published: August 2020


America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration that Defined It.

By C. Bradley Thompson. New York: Encounter Books, 2019. Pp. 584. $32.99, hardcover.

Book Review by: Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, NC

Pages: 110 – 113  |  First Published: August 2020


Is Capitalism Sustainable?

By Michael Munger. Great Barrington, MA: American Institute for Economic Research, 2019. Pp 422. $18.00, hardcover.

Book Review by: Peter Boettke, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Pages: 114 – 116  |  First Published: August 2020



Economic and Personal Freedom in the Carolinas

Jason Sorens

Pages: 117 – 123  |  First Published: August 2020


Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth: Applying Hundred-Year-Old Wisdom

Paul F. Cwik

Pages: 124 – 130  |  First Published: August 2020


Political Economy in the Carolinas
Volume Three

August 2020