• 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

    Spending, Tax Reform, and the North Carolina Economy

    posted November 25, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    As the 2020 election season gathers momentum, North Carolina’s tax reforms and demands for higher spending on any number of government programs will be front and center. One example is a…
  • 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…
  • John Locke Update

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

    posted December 24, 2015
    As North Carolinians celebrate Christmas and look back at 2015, John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood has reminded us this week that Gov. Pat McCrory’s promised…
  • Research Report

    The Regulatory Burden in North Carolina: What Are the Costs?

    posted November 5, 2015 by Paul Bachman, Michael Head, Frank Conte
    This report is an attempt to identify the scope and cost of regulations in the state of North Carolina. The state’s record is mixed in terms of regulatory burden. One prominent index ranks North Carolina fifth in the nation when it comes to business friendliness. In contrast, the John Locke Foundation’s “First in Freedom Index” ranks North Carolina 36th in “regulatory freedom.”

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