• John Locke Update

    When Controlling Alcohol Doesn’t Control Alcohol

    posted January 29, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    North Carolina‚Äôs 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 ABC System Wants to Repurpose While Keeping Tight Control

    posted January 22, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    In 1908, North Carolina voters passed statewide prohibition in 1908, making North Carolina the first Southern state to institute prohibition. The 18th Amendment didn’t usher in Prohibition nationwide until 1919.
  • Research Report

    Hard to Swallow

    posted November 18, 2016
    The Cato Institute regularly publishes a report titled Freedom in the 50 States.1 According to the most recent edition, since 2010, North Carolina has improved substantially, advancing from 26th…

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