• John Locke Update

    Legislating “cancel culture” misses the point

    posted July 20, 2020 by Dominic Coletti
    In a City Journal article titled “Pushing Back on Cancel Culture,” law professors Robert Delahunty and John Yoo argue that Congress should extend civil rights protections to speech to…
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper’s shutdown kills a pub

    posted May 12, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    There are brutal calculations taking place all across North Carolina right now. Every day that restaurants are shut down pushes more of them past the point where they can survive.
  • Research Report

    More to do on tax reform: Changing how business expenses are deducted

    posted November 29, 2015 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    North Carolina’s tax code penalizes savings and investment by double taxing their returns— specifically interest, dividends, and capital gains. These biases can only be eliminated by removing savings and investment from the tax base, or by eliminating the returns to saving; for example abolishing the taxation of capital gains.
  • Press Release

    Cut Spending, Business Execs Tell NC

    posted December 4, 2005
    RALEIGH – Business leaders in North Carolina increasingly think public policy in the state is headed in the wrong direction. That’s according to findings of a newly released survey of…
  • Research Report

    Unsteady Ground: A Survey of North Carolina Business Leaders on Competitiveness, Taxes, and Reform

    posted December 4, 2005 by John Hood, Chad Adams
    A new survey of North Carolina’s most politically active business executives suggests that they disagree with the current direction of public policy in the state. A sample of over 600 respondents from every region of North Carolina answered questions about fiscal policy, education, transportation, tax rates, regulation, and ways to improve economic competitiveness. This report provides data not only from the statewide sample, but also from six regional subgroups: the Research Triangle (RTP), the Piedmont Triad (WNC), the Charlotte area, Northeastern North Carolina, Southeastern North Carolina, and Western North Carolina.

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