• John Locke Update

    Green New Deal Relies On Threat Or Use Of Government Force

    posted February 25, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As the specifics (and many of the absurd objectives) of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is…
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    2019 Budget Preview: Keeping Momentum on Tax Reform

    posted February 19, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    While caution remains the budgetary watchword this session, legislative leaders will look for ways to sustain the momentum for tax reform. On Wall Street, companies can see their share prices…
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    N.C.’s 2019 Budget: Previewing Debt and Capital

    posted February 11, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Everybody wants a piece of North Carolina’s statutory debt limit. For the third consecutive year, the Debt Affordability Study recommends increasing the debt limit to 4.5 percent of General Fund…
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    Ocasio-Cortez, de Blasio, and the War on the Wealthy

    posted January 23, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Among many in the Democratic Party, attacking the rich is back in style. Some popular Democrats contend that large concentrations of wealth are, at best, unseemly and, at worst, absolutely…
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    The ABC System Wants to Repurpose While Keeping Tight Control

    posted January 22, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    In 1908, North Carolina voters passed statewide prohibition in 1908, making North Carolina the first Southern state to institute prohibition. The 18th Amendment didn’t usher in Prohibition nationwide until 1919.
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    Year of Research Aimed at Improving Every Person’s Life

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the 33rd and final research newsletter of 2018.  What a year it has been! Publishing a hardcore policy newsletter every week would not be possible without a team…

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