• John Locke Update

    From Start to Scale without Government

    posted November 16, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has one of the best podcasts around, Masters of Scale. He recently interviewed Peter Thiel (transcript) about their shared experiences at PayPal and how…
  • John Locke Update

    Tax Reform in Kansas and North Carolina (Again)

    posted November 1, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Federal tax reform has turned attention again to reforms in Kansas and North Carolina over the past five years. North Carolina’s success is well-documented by the John Locke Foundation,…
  • John Locke Update

    Porous Pigeonholes in Welfare Reform

    posted October 25, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    The term “welfare reform” still conjures up images of Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton in 1996, big Southern politicians with big personalities, big ideas, and big hair. Together, they managed…
  • John Locke Update

    What Claims Does Government Have to Your Money?

    posted October 19, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Roy Cordato, my colleague here at the John Locke Foundation, last week said it would be immoral to eliminate the federal deduction on income and property taxes paid to…
  • John Locke Update

    Federal Tax Reform Wisely Follows the North Carolina Model

    posted October 10, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Even as major questions and specific details still have to be worked out, the Republican tax plan may sound familiar. It moves toward simplification, just as North Carolina’s successful…
  • John Locke Update

    Amazon: Some of the Hidden Consequences of Crony Capitalism

    posted September 28, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Last week (9/22), Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” featured an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders. It focused on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers by soliciting an unprecedented incentive…
  • John Locke Update

    What You Need to Know about the Federal Tax Reform Proposal

    posted September 28, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Most conservative and libertarian groups opposed ObamaCare repeal efforts because they did not go far enough to dismantle state intervention in health care. Rand Paul took the same line. John…
  • John Locke Update

    Saving Now for a Better State Budget Tomorrow

    posted September 20, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    You may have missed the news that North Carolina government had higher revenue and lower spending than budgeted for the third year in a row. When government takes in…
  • John Locke Update

    Earning Trust on Poverty

    posted September 6, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Have you ever wondered why people are not convinced by your arguments to get government out of the business of trying to fix a problem because its interventions only cause…

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