• John Locke Update

    Election 2020: Local bond and tax ballot questions

    posted October 21, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    The middle of an economic and public health crisis, when people are worried if they will still have work in December and the federal budget deficit is in excess of…
  • John Locke Update

    Why don’t conservatives talk about race?

    posted July 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    In his 2015 book The Conservative Heart, Arthur Brooks argued that conservatives should explain their good intentions and offer policy proposals that would demonstrate them. His suggestions were good…
  • John Locke Update

    Risk, opportunity, and reducing barriers to a better life

    posted January 28, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    What is the common element that connects Medicare, occupational licensing, free college, and affordable housing? According to Ed Glaeser in a recent interview, they illustrate how past efforts to…
  • John Locke Update

    Revaluation and Property Taxes in Wake County and Beyond

    posted January 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Wake County is one of 11 counties this year that is reappraising commercial and residential property values. It appears to be the first of those counties to have revaluations posted…
  • John Locke Update

    Restrictive Regulations Stand in the Way of More Housing Solutions

    posted October 23, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Outdated zoning, rent controls, and other regulations are preventing people in high-demand urban settings from providing affordable housing arrangements, such as adding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like granny…
  • John Locke Update

    Increase Affordable Housing by Decreasing Regulations

    posted March 1, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    In mid-February, the Charlotte Observer ran a long piece about “The little-known trend that’s hurting housing affordability in Charlotte.”  And while it’s interesting, there’s nothing about the piece that’s…
  • John Locke Update

    Opportunity for Success in Charlotte

    posted December 13, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is right that the businesses and people of Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina “have a duty” to improve economic mobility. There…
  • Press Release

    New guide helps people sift through harmful planning jargon

    posted March 14, 2010
    RALEIGH — Government planners distort terms such as “affordable housing” and “stakeholders” to attack basic individual freedoms. That’s a key message a John Locke Foundation expert sends with the new…

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