• John Locke Update

    Funding Education

    posted August 22, 2007
    According to national education statistics, the U.S. will spend an estimated $489.4 billion on primary and secondary education this year. And there’s no doubt that North Carolina is doing…
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    Who is Funding Whom?

    posted August 22, 2007
    When Newsweek decided to run a cover story on the global-warming deniers’ machine, Carolina Journal associate editor, Paul Chesser, lambasted the article’s author and editor for shoddy journalism. Published…
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    The Long Drive

    posted August 22, 2007
    After Michael Sanera released a series of reports targeting municipal golf courses across the state, officials and reporters are still defending financing the sport.  Here’s a story from Burlington,…
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    Follow the Money, with Joe as our Guide

    posted August 22, 2007
    The largest chunk of change affecting North Carolinians is the state budget. Speaking with State Government Radio, Joe Coletti highlighted the state’s priority funding. In interviews with Tom Roussey at…
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    Liquor and Electricity

    posted August 22, 2007
    A commonality between the two is that they’re both state-sanctioned monopolies. Monopolies create price disequilibrium, generally to the disdain of consumers. For those interested in spirits, a trip to the…
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    Directly Published in the N&O

    posted August 22, 2007
    Daren Bakst and Michael Sanera had two great pieces in the Raleigh News & Observer. Daren’s piece pointed the finger at the state Senate for its role in halting…
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    Book Reviews, Lecture

    posted August 22, 2007
    George Leef, writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, reviews the book, Libertarianism: For and Against, co-authored by Professors Tibor Machan and Craig Duncan. At root, George finds that…
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    Choice in Education

    posted August 1, 2007
    Yet again, another legislative session will pass without the lifting of the charter school cap. But, I guess that if you’re raising everything else – one simply must be doing…
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    Slippery Slope

    posted August 1, 2007
    Jackson County Commissioners are poised to enact what will become the state’s most draconian development ordinances.  Their adoption would stifle growth and usurp freedom.  The John Locke Foundation, especially the…
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    Health Reform

    posted August 1, 2007
    The NC Legislature has taken steps towards reforming Medicaid by absorbing the counties’ share of the burden. In exchange, counties will have the option of oppressing their citizens more,…

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