• John Locke Update

    Apples, Oranges, and Capital Spending

    posted July 19, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    The University of Chicago is known for its imaginative admission application essay questions, questions such as “So where is Waldo, really?” or “Find x” or one year “How are…
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    Tax Cut 2.0 is a Good Idea

    posted July 19, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As we go into the 2018 election season, there is a great deal of talk among Republicans, both in the White House and in Congress, to pursue what is being…
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    Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are Not Socialists, So What are They?

    posted July 12, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Neither Bernie Sanders nor the congressional nominee from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, show any evidence that they are actually socialists, despite describing themselves as such. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gets the…
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    The Restoration of Community in an Age of Anxiety

    posted July 12, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    The year 1776 was the high watermark of the Enlightenment. Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Both works were grounded in…
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    Does Government Spending Expand the Economy?

    posted June 20, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    There is a simple equation that every first-semester student in macroeconomics learns. It is the equation for measuring gross domestic product or GDP. GDP is used to measure the size…
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    Putting a Limit on Government Spending

    posted June 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Large majorities of North Carolina voters support enshrining additional rights and responsibilities in the state constitution in the latest polling by the Civitas Institute. Three-quarters of respondents said people should…
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    Build NC Bonds: Let Voters Decide

    posted June 7, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Let’s just be really clear about the Build NC Bonds proposal to borrow $3 billion for roads making its way, in different forms, through the North Carolina House and Senate:…
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    State Budget 2018: K-12 Education

    posted May 31, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Unphased by the recent teacher walkout, Republican lawmakers continue to invest in their policy priorities, including a fifth consecutive raise for teachers, raises for principals, expanded performance pay programs, new…
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    State Budget 2018: Juvenile Justice

    posted May 31, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last June, the N.C. General Assembly passed the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act which raised the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina to include 16- and 17-year-olds. As…

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