• John Locke Update

    States and Families are Saving for the Future

    posted August 30, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    While the federal government’s deficit and debt grow, it seems families and state governments have become better savers during the current recovery. North Carolina’s budget picture is improving, with revenues…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina Lessons from New York Blabbermouths

    posted August 30, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accidentally self-reported a serious federal violation. He could face a $100,000 fine. See if you can spot it here: “One of the highlight…
  • John Locke Update

    States, Taxes, and Economic Growth

    posted August 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Would North Carolina be a better place without an income tax? A recent Bankrate.com article compared the nine states that forgo broad-based personal income taxes with the rest of…
  • Research Report

    North Carolina Budget Fiscal Year 2018-19

    posted August 2, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Overview For a second straight year, state legislators overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto to enact a state budget. The $23.9 billion General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 is 3.85…
  • John Locke Update

    Trade is Always and Everywhere Reciprocal

    posted August 2, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    There is a puzzling term regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, is the ultimate goal of their protectionist trade policies. The phrase is “reciprocal…

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