• 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…
  • Press Release

    Chatham corridor plan would hurt most affected landowners

    posted November 11, 2008
    RALEIGH — Chatham County landowners would bear the costs of a “radical” land-use plan designed to benefit a small, politically connected elite. That’s the conclusion of a new John Locke…
  • Research Report

    Chatham County’s Land Grab: A selfish elite is trying to take over 23,000 acres for their personal benefit

    posted November 11, 2008 by Dr. Michael Sanera
    Chatham County’s proposed Corridor Overlay District ordinance, if adopted, represents a radical land-use plan that would allow county government to take control of over 23,000 acres of private land without financial compensation. The “Scenic Overlay” part of the ordinance would transfer over 23,000 acres of private property from private control by landowners to political control by planners and the most powerful interest group in the county.

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