• John Locke Update

    Continuing on the Road to Freedom

    posted May 3, 2018 by Becki Gray
    Grounded in Freedom and the North Carolina Constitution North Carolina’s road to freedom began long ago. John Locke, the 17th-century English philosopher, started the journey and influenced Thomas Jefferson and…
  • Research Report

    Preventing Asset Forfeiture Abuse in North Carolina

    posted October 30, 2017 by Jon Guze
    This is the first of a three-part analysis of federal asset forfeiture and the threat it poses to property rights and the right to due process in North Carolina.
  • Research Report

    Public Financing of MLS Stadiums Warrants a Red Card

    posted August 4, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    When Major League Soccer (MLS) started play in 1996, there were 10 teams in the league and the whole undertaking faced an uncertain future. Despite the wild popularity of soccer…
  • Research Report

    A New State Budget Based On Time-Tested Principles

    posted July 11, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    In his 1985 address to the North Carolina Foundation for Research and Economic Education (NC FREE), Gov. James Martin laid out three keys to a more conservative view of government.
  • Research Report

    The Special Interest Effect

    posted July 5, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    What do subsidies for “green” energy, mandated health insurance benefits, and quotas on imported sugar all have in common? Most obviously, all three policies generate a wealth transfer from the…
  • Press Release

    Charlotte reclaims top spot in annual JLF tax burden list

    posted June 22, 2014
    RALEIGH — Eight of North Carolina’s largest cities now have annual local tax-and-fee burdens topping $2,000 per person. Charlotte regains its No. 1 statewide ranking among the largest cities, with…

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