• John Locke Update

    North Carolina Needs a Broader Debate over Corporate Welfare

    posted July 18, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    The budget standoff in North Carolina is generating national attention, which focuses on the debate over Medicaid expansion. But there’s another policy standoff in Raleigh, and it’s interesting not just…
  • John Locke Update

    President Trump is Wrong To Seek To Punish General Motors

    posted November 29, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    For the last several days, news of General Motor’s (GM) plans to close plants and eliminate nearly 15,000 jobs in the U.S. and Canada have been blanketing the news. President…
  • Research Report

    Carolina Cronyism: Introduction, Overview, and Reforms

    posted July 17, 2012 by Jon Sanders
    Cronyism is an umbrella term covering a host of government activities by which an industry or even a single firm or speculator is given favors and support that they could not attain in market competition. This report explains what opens government to cronyism, gives a brief rundown of recent examples of cronyism in North Carolina, and offers several possible reforms.

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