• 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 It should be repealed.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.
  • Research Report

    Wrong Way: How the Map Act threatens NC property owners

    posted March 5, 2014
    The North Carolina Map Act virtually freezes property development within proposed road corridors and can encumber and devalue property indefinitely. North Carolina should protect the constitutional property rights of its citizens by repealing or reforming the Map Act.
  • Press Release

    Eminent domain amendment should provide real protection

    posted January 26, 2011
    Click here to view and here to listen to Daren Bakst discussing this Spotlight report. RALEIGH — Legislators should provide real property-rights protections as they pursue a constitutional…
  • Research Report

    The First 100 Days: Eleven Action Items for the 2011 Legislative Session

    posted November 11, 2010 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This report highlights eleven action items that North Carolina’s new General Assembly should seek to implement in the first 100 days of the 2011 legislative session. These items touch upon a cross section of public policy areas, including education, economic development, property rights, energy and the environment, health care, the budget, and transparency. We at the John Locke Foundation believe that these items represent straightforward actions that would greatly enhance the liberty and prosperity of North Carolina’s citizens.

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