• John Locke Update

    Wait, why do we require so much training for barbers?

    posted June 17, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    The News & Observer ran one of its occasional “fact checks” on a recent statement by former Democratic Sen. Floyd McKissick before the General Assembly. He said, while calling for…
  • John Locke Update

    Bill would bring universal license recognition to NC

    posted May 20, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Facing a coronavirus, 50 states and the District of Columbia rolled out 51 different plans with 51 different justifications that they’re based in science. North Carolinians are under one of…
  • John Locke Update

    How Overregulation Killed Off Scooters in Raleigh

    posted April 1, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Scene: Downtown Raleigh, 2018. There’s a new feature on the roads and — though they’re not supposed to — sidewalks. Young men and women in professional attire zipping by at…
  • John Locke Update

    Stay Vigilant in the Fight Against Red Tape

    posted June 21, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    A new look at rule-making activity in North Carolina shows that regulation, as the old beach tee puts it, keeps on truckin’. In past years, the John Locke Foundation published…
  • John Locke Update

    Throttling Down Some on Costly Rulemaking

    posted January 18, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The conference report on House Bill 162, which has already passed the Senate, includes a common-sense adjustment of the state’s sunset provisions with periodic review. That regulatory…
  • Research Report

    Carolina Cronyism: Introduction, Overview, and Reforms

    posted July 17, 2012 by Jon Sanders
    Cronyism is an umbrella term covering a host of government activities by which an industry or even a single firm or speculator is given favors and support that they could not attain in market competition. This report explains what opens government to cronyism, gives a brief rundown of recent examples of cronyism in North Carolina, and offers several possible reforms.

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