• 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

    How Many Ways Does Red Tape Impede the Economy?

    posted February 15, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Government red tape slows down the economy. That is a consistent finding in economic research literature. Federal regulation has been estimated to cost the U.S. economy over…
  • Research Report

    Perdue’s Regulatory Executive Order: A step in the right direction

    posted October 26, 2010 by Daren Bakst
    North Carolina’s regulatory environment is poor, especially in comparison with other states’. Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a new executive order to modify the rulemaking process and help reduce the costs of regulation, which is a good start, but much will depend on how it is implemented in practice. For true regulatory reform, the legislature needs to build upon the executive order and apply reforms to all agencies.

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