• John Locke Update

    Trade Deficits Can Be Beneficial

    posted April 10, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was recently cleaning out some old files and came across an article on trade deficits and surpluses that I wrote in 1988 while working as an economist with the…
  • John Locke Update

    Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and the Tax Rate Ruse

    posted March 28, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    A lot has been written about the proposals being made by leftist politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders to add a new top rate of 70-80 percent…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C. Budget 2019: Republicans Draw Line in the Sand

    posted March 21, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    With each step of the budget process, the lines become clearer in the battle over the future of North Carolina for state employees, taxpayers, and citizens. Will state policymakers have…
  • John Locke Update

    Green New Deal Relies On Threat Or Use Of Government Force

    posted February 25, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As the specifics (and many of the absurd objectives) of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is…
  • John Locke Update

    2019 Budget Preview: Keeping Momentum on Tax Reform

    posted February 19, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    While caution remains the budgetary watchword this session, legislative leaders will look for ways to sustain the momentum for tax reform. On Wall Street, companies can see their share prices…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C.’s 2019 Budget: Previewing Debt and Capital

    posted February 11, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Everybody wants a piece of North Carolina’s statutory debt limit. For the third consecutive year, the Debt Affordability Study recommends increasing the debt limit to 4.5 percent of General Fund…

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