• John Locke Update

    Cooper’s shutdown kills a pub

    posted May 12, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    There are brutal calculations taking place all across North Carolina right now. Every day that restaurants are shut down pushes more of them past the point where they can survive.
  • John Locke Update

    Corporate Welfare Creates Headlines, Not Jobs as Promised

    posted January 8, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes has examined job creation promises from North Carolina economic-development incentives programs and found them falling far, far short. Dukes assessed job creation from projects under the…
  • John Locke Update

    The Unintended Consequences of Franksgiving

    posted November 18, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    In 1946, a journalist knew economics. That journalist was Henry Hazlitt, one of the 20th century’s most influential economic thinkers. That year was when he published a book called…
  • John Locke Update

    Restrictive Regulations Stand in the Way of More Housing Solutions

    posted October 23, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Outdated zoning, rent controls, and other regulations are preventing people in high-demand urban settings from providing affordable housing arrangements, such as adding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like granny…

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