• 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…
  • John Locke Update

    A Sustainable Path for Pension and Retiree Health Benefits

    posted July 26, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    One reason teachers and state employees may not have seen the raises they wanted in recent years is that the government’s cost for pensions and retiree health benefits has climbed…
  • John Locke Update

    Tax Cut 2.0 is a Good Idea

    posted July 19, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As we go into the 2018 election season, there is a great deal of talk among Republicans, both in the White House and in Congress, to pursue what is being…
  • John Locke Update

    Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are Not Socialists, So What are They?

    posted July 12, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Neither Bernie Sanders nor the congressional nominee from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, show any evidence that they are actually socialists, despite describing themselves as such. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gets the…
  • John Locke Update

    The Restoration of Community in an Age of Anxiety

    posted July 12, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    The year 1776 was the high watermark of the Enlightenment. Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Both works were grounded in…
  • John Locke Update

    Does Government Spending Expand the Economy?

    posted June 20, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    There is a simple equation that every first-semester student in macroeconomics learns. It is the equation for measuring gross domestic product or GDP. GDP is used to measure the size…
  • John Locke Update

    Putting a Limit on Government Spending

    posted June 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Large majorities of North Carolina voters support enshrining additional rights and responsibilities in the state constitution in the latest polling by the Civitas Institute. Three-quarters of respondents said people should…

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