• John Locke Update

    Practical Compassion Lets Prices Rise During a Crisis

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Why we oppose the state’s anti-“gouging” law enforcing pre-disaster pricing Laws that forbid price increases during extreme events have bad unintended consequences at the very worst of times. Precisely because…
  • John Locke Update

    Trump vs. Hillary: A Race To The Keynesian Bottom

    posted August 4, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the 20th Century. His view, and the view of his followers, i.e., Keynesians — that recessions could be overcome and economies…
  • Research Report

    Survey of End-of-Course Test Questions: Many college and university faculty are concerned about the quality of state standardized tests

    posted July 5, 2010 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Between February and April 2010, the John Locke Foundation asked over 500 college and university faculty to evaluate selected test questions from North Carolina’s 2008-2009 end-of-course high school civics and economics and U.S. history tests. This study provides an overview of the responses from both the mailed and online surveys.
  • Press Release

    JLF joins national campaign to celebrate freedom

    posted July 16, 2008
    RALEIGH – The John Locke Foundation will honor the late Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman July 31 as part of the national Friedman Legacy for Freedom campaign. July 31 would…
  • Press Release

    N.C. energy policy model ‘not credible’

    posted January 8, 2008
    RALEIGH – A model the Appalachian State University Energy Center used to project the economic impact of N.C. climate change policies has “serious flaws” that undermine its credibility. That’s the…
  • Press Release

    Raising Minimum Wage a ‘Cruel Hoax’

    posted March 21, 2006
    RALEIGH – State Treasurer Richard Moore wants to raise the state’s minimum wage to help those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Studies show those are the very…
  • Research Report

    The Minimum Wage Effect: ‘One Dollar More’ Means More Unemployed

    posted March 21, 2006 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    State Treasurer Richard Moore wants to raise the minimum wage in North Carolina to $6.15, “one dollar more” than the federal minimum wage. Moore says the minimum wage hike would help those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. That’s counter to even basic economics. Studies show that raising the minimum wage makes it even harder for the lowest skilled workers to find employment — but those are the very people it’s supposed to help. Ironically, minimum-wage hikes benefit middle- and upper-income families the most.

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