• John Locke Update

    Saving for the retirement of teachers and state employees

    posted February 10, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    At a certain age, everyone begins to wonder, “Have I saved enough for retirement?” For most people, the answer is that they have not and will not. Governments have not…
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    Restore the SALT deduction

    posted January 30, 2020 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    In the shadow of their impeachment vote last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on and passed a bill that got few headlines, primarily because it will likely go…
  • John Locke Update

    Risk, opportunity, and reducing barriers to a better life

    posted January 28, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    What is the common element that connects Medicare, occupational licensing, free college, and affordable housing? According to Ed Glaeser in a recent interview, they illustrate how past efforts to…
  • John Locke Update

    Revaluation and Property Taxes in Wake County and Beyond

    posted January 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Wake County is one of 11 counties this year that is reappraising commercial and residential property values. It appears to be the first of those counties to have revaluations posted…
  • John Locke Update

    Corporate Welfare Creates Headlines, Not Jobs as Promised

    posted January 8, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes has examined job creation promises from North Carolina economic-development incentives programs and found them falling far, far short. Dukes assessed job creation from projects under the…
  • John Locke Update

    WestEd, the Courts, and the State Constitution

    posted December 12, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti
    Supporters of higher taxes cheered the WestEd report on North Carolina schools that became public on December 10th, five months after Judge David Lee received it. Until Judge Lee…
  • John Locke Update

    Interest Rates Should Be Set by the Market, Not the Fed

    posted December 2, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    If asked who sets interest rates in for the economy, most of us would answer that the Federal Reserve (the Fed) does. In other words, a government-created central authority “sets”…

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