• John Locke Update

    Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation Advances in States

    posted March 28, 2018 by Jon Guze
    For many years, it was generally accepted that two features of North Carolina’s asset forfeiture regime made it the best in the country. First, under our criminal forfeiture…
  • John Locke Update

    Asset Forfeiture: News We Can Use

    posted January 31, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Civil asset forfeiture is inherently unjust, as I’ve explained many times in the past (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Why?…
  • John Locke Update

    A Fork in the Road for Transportation Funding

    posted January 25, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Governments cannot realistically take enough money from citizens to pay for all the repairs and construction people say we need. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimated an unmet need…
  • 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.
  • John Locke Update

    Property Rights are Cool Again

    posted September 28, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    This week, Carolina Beach’s Town Council met to discuss regulations on accessory buildings.  According to the Town Council’s own documents, the discussion started because “A few of the Commissioners…
  • John Locke Update

    Flag Burning: A Matter of Property Rights

    posted December 1, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    To agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the…
  • Research Report

    The Map Act: The end of the road?

    posted May 31, 2015 by Jon Guze
    The Map Act is inefficient, unfair, unconstitutional, and unnecessary. It should be repealed.
  • Research Report

    First in Freedom Index

    posted February 8, 2015 by Research Staff
    Overall, North Carolina ranks 23rd in the nation and 5th among the 12 states of the Southeast in freedom. North Carolina ranks 16th in fiscal freedom, 18th in educational freedom, 36th in regulatory freedom, and 46th in health care freedom.

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