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    A Ranking Of Freedom In North Carolina

    posted February 17, 2017
    The mission of the John Locke Foundation is to make North Carolina “First In Freedom” among the 50 states. These are not just words; our mission is clear and measurable.
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    Lower Taxes, Higher Growth: Scholarly Research Reveals Economic Benefits of Fiscal Restraint

    posted April 14, 2014 by John Hood
    Most studies find that lower levels of taxes and spending, less-intrusive regulation, and lower energy prices correlate with stronger economic performance. The implications of this research track well with recent public policies adopted in North Carolina. Judging from the available empirical evidence, North Carolina’s new policy mix is likely to result in stronger economic growth in the coming years.
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    Government Trade Restraints: How N.C. Hurts Consumers by Restricting Competition

    posted November 16, 2005 by Daren Bakst
    North Carolina recently filed a lawsuit going after private restraints of trade. But if the state really wants to reduce unfair trade practices and help consumers, it should eliminate or modify its own anti-competitive policies. The certificate of need law, occupational licensing, and other state-imposed restraints of trade hurt consumers and the economic freedom of North Carolinians.

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