• John Locke Update

    The Limits of Government Reorganization and Reform

    posted June 28, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    What is the role of education in America?  What is government’s role in providing that education?  A new White House government reform plan states that education should provide students…
  • John Locke Update

    Policies to Put Local Jobs First

    posted March 28, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    America has always been a country on the move. Across the ocean, across the continent, and, for decades after the frontier officially closed, Americans have moved away from (and often…
  • John Locke Update

    Increase Affordable Housing by Decreasing Regulations

    posted March 1, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    In mid-February, the Charlotte Observer ran a long piece about “The little-known trend that’s hurting housing affordability in Charlotte.”  And while it’s interesting, there’s nothing about the piece that’s…
  • John Locke Update

    Helping the Poor With (and Without) Public Policy

    posted August 16, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    John Hood wrote this week about the instructive philosophy of Cicero. Wait, don’t go yet. Cicero wasn’t just the “Roman orator and statesman … contemporary (and enemy) of Julius…
  • Research Report

    Demand Management: Social engineering by any other name …

    posted October 27, 2010 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Over the past decade the “demand side management” (DSM) model of public policy has crept into the state of North Carolina’s approach to regulation. Advocates of DSM are clear in making explicit their goals of social engineering and the rearrangement of lifestyles. The language in their guiding documents are replete with references to “behavior modification” and “restraining and restricting” certain activities or lifestyle choices. DSM is inconsistent with a free society, where the role of government is to respond to constituent demands, not manage and control them.
  • Press Release

    Government policies make housing less affordable

    posted April 29, 2008
    RALEIGH – Local government leaders who want “affordable” housing should scrap their affordable housing policies. A new John Locke Foundation Regional Brief says those policies often cause large increases…
  • Press Release

    Smart Growth Isn’t Smart

    posted August 30, 1999
    RALEIGH — Policies associated with the “Smart Growth” movement would be disastrous for North Carolina communities, according to a new report released today by the John Locke Foundation. Smart Growth…

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