• Research Report

    A Ranking Of Freedom In North Carolina

    February 17, 2017
    The mission of the John Locke Foundation is to make North Carolina “First In Freedom” among the 50 states. These are not just words; our mission is clear and measurable.
  • John Locke Update

    Dispelling More Myths About Trade Deficits

    February 16, 2017
    In my last Update, I pointed out that when trade is free, whether the value of imports exceeds the value of exports or the value of exports exceeds the…
  • Person

    Lorrin Freeman

    February 14, 2017
    Lorrin Freeman is the District Attorney in Wake County. She was elected in 2014. Lorrin started as an Assistant District Attorney under Colon Willoughby, where she prosecuted and helped start…
  • Person

    Joe Luppino-Esposito

    February 14, 2017
    Joe Luppino-Esposito is a Policy Analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Joe serves as the Foundation’s liaison in the…
  • Person

    Paul “Skip” Stam

    February 14, 2017
    Paul “Skip” Stam is an attorney and former state legislator who served Wake County. He was first elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1989 and again in 2003.
  • Person

    Jessica Smith

    February 14, 2017
    Jessica Smith joined the Institute of Government in 2000. Prior to that, she practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. She also clerked for U.S. District Judge W.