• John Locke Update

    Fracking Ban As Corporate Welfare

    posted July 27, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was driving through rural North Carolina last week on my way to the beach when I spotted a car ahead of me that was displaying two bumper stickers. One…
  • Research Report

    The Corporate Income Tax: Repeal, Not Reform

    posted November 7, 2011 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    North Carolina's corporate income tax should be repealed, not reformed. It violates all basic principles of sound economic policy and open government. It not only imposes a second and even a third layer taxation on many people’s incomes, but it is hidden, dishonest, and inconsistent with informed decision making in a free and democratic society.
  • Research Report

    The First 100 Days: Eleven Action Items for the 2011 Legislative Session

    posted November 11, 2010 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This report highlights eleven action items that North Carolina’s new General Assembly should seek to implement in the first 100 days of the 2011 legislative session. These items touch upon a cross section of public policy areas, including education, economic development, property rights, energy and the environment, health care, the budget, and transparency. We at the John Locke Foundation believe that these items represent straightforward actions that would greatly enhance the liberty and prosperity of North Carolina’s citizens.
  • Research Report

    Getting a Dell? Targeted Tax Breaks Don’t Increase Job Creation

    posted November 2, 2004 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    State lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Raleigh today to consider a package of tax breaks and other incentives designed to lure a Dell Computers plant to North Carolina. While politicians often portray such deals as necessary to promote growth and job creation, they serve to transfer resources from existing firms, sometimes even competitors, while failing to address tax and other problems afflicting businesses of all sizes in the state. A good place to start in improving the state’s business climate would be to reduce marginal tax rates.

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