• John Locke Update

    Thankful for North Carolina Farmers

    posted November 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    It is hard to imagine what would be on tables this Thanksgiving if it were not for North Carolina farmers. Because of expanding supplies of both turkeys and sweet potatoes,…
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    Why Are We Running Out of Tuna, But Not Turkeys?

    posted November 15, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    In the United States, there are between 45 and 46 million turkeys killed each year by profit-seeking farmers for consumption at Thanksgiving dinners around the country. In total, about 245…
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    Can State Legislators Lower the Cost of College?

    posted October 25, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    High school seniors could apply to any community college, nearly all private colleges, and six of the 10 public universities in North Carolina for free last week (October 15-19) as…
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    The Myth of “Wage Push” Inflation

    posted October 25, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Much of the economic news lately is focusing on the fact that labor is becoming a scarce commodity. Each quarter when labor and job statistics are released, we hear how…
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    Minimum Wage Hikes Leave Less-Experienced Workers Behind

    posted October 25, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The John Locke Foundation’s policy position on the minimum wage concludes with this recommendation: Keep the state minimum wage no higher than the federal minimum wage. Create no greater harm…
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    An Overview of Business Taxes

    posted October 4, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Tax reform is always a work in progress as legislators seek to raise revenue for the government without impeding the economy. Business taxes are particularly tricky, in part because businesses…

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