• John Locke Update

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    Time to Bury Regulations that Impede Funeral Directors

    posted October 4, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Funeral director is not exactly the kind of enterprise someone is prepared to comparison-shop for, but still, as with other services, the more options, the better for consumers. They’re more…
  • John Locke Update

    Practical Compassion Lets Prices Rise During a Crisis

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Why we oppose the state’s anti-“gouging” law enforcing pre-disaster pricing Laws that forbid price increases during extreme events have bad unintended consequences at the very worst of times. Precisely because…
  • John Locke Update

    The Keys to Affordable Health Care

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The United States health care system is a unique, complex web of consumers, providers, and payers. And it is expensive. Health care spending in the United States has increased…
  • John Locke Update

    How Much Does Government Spend on School Supplies?

    posted September 27, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the third of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.  Part 1 discussed family expenditures on classroom items.  Part 2 addressed teacher expenditures on…
  • John Locke Update

    Should Out-of-State Companies Collect Sales Tax?

    posted September 27, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Advocates for higher taxes and spending were excited to see a new pool of economic activity from which to siphon money, but Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Revenue (NCDOR) may…

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