• John Locke Update

    What does the science say about Cooper forcing healthy people to wear masks?

    posted August 31, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    There's no science that supports Cooper's idea that asymptomatic people are the most infectious people. Your risk from a brief encounter with someone at a grocery store, someone walking from the door to the restaurant table, or someone going past on a public sidewalk is indistinguishable from zero.
  • John Locke Update

    Time to amend the Emergency Management Act

    posted May 21, 2020 by Jon Guze
    In a recent opinion piece, I complained that Gov. Cooper’s statewide lockdown orders have been worse than useless. On the one hand, a growing body of empirical evidence shows…
  • John Locke Update

    Trump Administration Strengthens Health Savings Accounts

    posted September 3, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Health care legislation or health care reform often consists of new regulations or new restrictions on what a patient can do or how they access care. Whenever health care reform…
  • Research Report

    Perdue’s Regulatory Executive Order: A step in the right direction

    posted October 26, 2010 by Daren Bakst
    North Carolina’s regulatory environment is poor, especially in comparison with other states’. Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a new executive order to modify the rulemaking process and help reduce the costs of regulation, which is a good start, but much will depend on how it is implemented in practice. For true regulatory reform, the legislature needs to build upon the executive order and apply reforms to all agencies.

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