• John Locke Update

    Can Government Rebuild Social Capital?

    January 30, 2019
    Nathan Glazer died last week at the age of 95. He was one of the original neo-conservatives, when the term still meant “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”…
  • John Locke Update

    When Controlling Alcohol Doesn’t Control Alcohol

    January 29, 2019
    North Carolina’s ABC system restricts the sale of spirituous liquor in this state to an average of just 4.3 stores per county operated by local government boards. Private companies are…
  • John Locke Update

    The Success of Direct Primary Care in Union County

    January 28, 2019
    Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange for a small monthly fee, patient members of the DPC clinic have around-the-clock access to the services that…
  • John Locke Update

    The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

    January 24, 2019
    Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit insufficient, fix for the problems of high costs in the health care system. As a state, we should reject a program that has long…
  • John Locke Update

    Ocasio-Cortez, de Blasio, and the War on the Wealthy

    January 23, 2019
    Among many in the Democratic Party, attacking the rich is back in style. Some popular Democrats contend that large concentrations of wealth are, at best, unseemly and, at worst, absolutely…
  • John Locke Update

    Gillette, Dan Crenshaw, and Our Better Angels

    January 21, 2019
    Who would have thought a call to act like a gentleman would generate controversy? Context is important. The latest Gillette ad touches some political buttons at a time when…
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    Building a Stronger, Healthier North Carolina

    January 20, 2019
    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians and works closely with health care professionals, community leaders…
  • John Locke Update

    Health Care Priorities for Congress in 2019

    January 17, 2019
    In 2018, American voters sent a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives and strengthened the GOP’s current majority in the Senate, which sets the stage for a divided government…