• John Locke Update

    How “price gouging” laws subsidize hoarding

    posted March 24, 2020 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Public officials at all levels are pleading with consumers not to hoard basic household necessities like toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning, and sanitizing products, or groceries. There are no problems…
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    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Regulation and Red Tape

    posted March 18, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    As North Carolina faces societal upheaval from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, we’re given the comforting reminder that “We’re all in this together.” And we are: epidemiologists, government officials, business leaders,…
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    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: K-12 Education

    posted March 17, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On March 14, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order that directed all public schools to close to students for at least two weeks.  He further directed the N.C.
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    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: State Budget

    posted March 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Our budget stalemate may have an unexpected and unintended benefit. Because the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper could not agree on a new budget, state government has been operating…
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    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Health Care

    posted March 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As America grapples with the COVID-19 virus, state governments are acting quickly to mitigate the spread in their state. Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency last week,…
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    Estimating the impact of coronavirus on state spending and taxes

    posted March 12, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Families, employers, universities, health care providers, insurance companies, health care companies across North Carolina and the rest of the country, and governments at all levels are responding to coronavirus disease…

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