Policy Guide

North Carolina Policy Solutions 2020

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With John Locke’s vision as our guide, and the North Carolina Constitution as our foundation, we joyfully plant the flag for freedom and nurture its growth in North Carolina. Over three decades we have educated policymakers and informed the public debate with reason and research. Our spirited defense of economic liberty and personal freedom has established the John Locke Foundation as North Carolina’s premier free-market public policy think tank, one of the most influential in the nation.

We share our resume not with hubris, but with humility and pride.

Our researchers, analysts, and writers have helped transform North Carolina into a thriving, vibrant state that attracts an enviable blend of youth and experience, from college students and young families, to mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs, to empty-nesters embarking on life after work. Across this diverse and beautiful state, North Carolinians are enjoying the opportunities that overflow when freedom flourishes.

On these pages you will find the guideposts that generated North Carolina’s renewal, and the policy prescriptions that will continue to propel the state forward in the new decade. Whether your interest is sound budget and taxation, the many facets of K-12 education, the challenge of delivering low-cost and high-quality health care, or freeing us from government regulations and overreach, Policy Solutions 2020 is your essential resource and road map.

Welcome to freedom in North Carolina and to the expertise of the John Locke Foundation that sparks its power to change lives. We’re ready and eager to work with you.

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About John Locke Foundation

We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

The John Locke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded solely from voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.