• John Locke Update

    Sometimes Market Efficiency is the Wrong Standard

    posted June 10, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal provides a picture of the true costs of what Progressives and Democratic Socialists call “free.” He notes that many people have never seen a…
  • John Locke Update

    Lowering Health Care Spending Through Competitive Bidding

    posted February 18, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It’s no secret that Americans pay more for health care than any other industrialized country in the world. In 2017, health care spending reached $3.5 trillion or roughly $10,739…
  • John Locke Update

    Tariffs: Donald Trump’s Sin Taxes

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Question: When is it acceptable for a Republican president to openly brag about liking taxes? Answer: When the taxes are directed toward American consumers and are called tariffs. Last week,…
  • John Locke Update

    Practical Compassion Lets Prices Rise During a Crisis

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Why we oppose the state’s anti-“gouging” law enforcing pre-disaster pricing Laws that forbid price increases during extreme events have bad unintended consequences at the very worst of times. Precisely because…
  • John Locke Update

    The Keys to Affordable Health Care

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The United States health care system is a unique, complex web of consumers, providers, and payers. And it is expensive. Health care spending in the United States has increased…
  • John Locke Update

    “Too Much Growth” Doesn’t Cause Inflation

    posted February 15, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    If the supply of oil goes up, the price of oil and gasoline falls. If the supply of oranges goes up, the price of oranges and orange juice goes down.
  • Press Release

    Use Prices to Match Water Supply With Demand

    posted December 2, 2007
    RALEIGH – Flexible water prices would help North Carolina communities do a better job dealing with the state’s drought, according to a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. Click…
  • Research Report

    North Carolina’s Price-Control Laws: Harming Those They’re Meant to Help

    posted December 12, 2006 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The state of North Carolina levies differing forms of price regulations on a range of what would otherwise be free-market activities. These include controls on wages, gasoline, interest rates, and an unspecified number of prices during disasters and states of emergency. The purpose of this paper is to explain why a free and flexible price system is so important to both social order and the efficient allocation of goods, services, and resources in a free society. Particular emphasis will be placed on North Carolina’s laws meant to regulate prices and the negative effect that these regulations have on both markets and the well-being of the citizens of the state.

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