• John Locke Update

    Helping the Poor With (and Without) Public Policy

    posted August 16, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    John Hood wrote this week about the instructive philosophy of Cicero. Wait, don’t go yet. Cicero wasn’t just the “Roman orator and statesman … contemporary (and enemy) of Julius…
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    Using Science, Evidence, and Data to Guide Public Policy

    posted August 3, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    France began construction of the Maginot Line in the 1930s as a line of defenses against possible German invasion. The most heavily fortified section of the line ended just east…
  • John Locke Update

    One Step Forward and One Step Back

    posted July 27, 2017 by Jon Guze
    Two and a half years ago, in my very first Legal Update, I discussed then Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to curtail his agency’s controversial “adoptions” program. Under the…
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    State Budget Projections Demand Healthy Skepticism

    posted July 27, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    It’s a tale of two state budget pictures. A new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University compares North Carolina’s fiscal solvency to those of other states. Meanwhile,…
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    Best Practices for Better Budgets

    posted July 20, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Since nonpartisan staff at the General Assembly presented a five-year projection of spending and taxes, editorials and comments from state legislators make it clear that long-term estimates of spending and…
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    A Banner Year for School Choice in North Carolina

    posted July 20, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Allow me to recommend a new state nickname for North Carolina: The School Choice State. The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education released private and home school statistics this week.  As…

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