• John Locke Update

    The Divide Between City Slickers and Country Boys

    posted March 14, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Liberals like small homes that are close to shopping and attractions, while conservatives prefer to have larger properties and drive longer distances to the store. This is one of the…
  • John Locke Update

    Keynesianism: The Real Trickle-Down Economics

    posted January 10, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    In the media and among pundits, the term “trickle-down economics” is used a lot. The expression was reportedly first used in the 1930s by Will Rogers and was later adopted…
  • Research Report

    North Carolina’s E-Cigarette Tax: Where bad tax policy meets special interest politics

    posted July 9, 2014 by Sarah Curry, Dr. Roy Cordato
    North Carolina passed a law during the 2014 legislative session taxing the liquid used in electronic cigarettes at an additional 5 cents per milliliter. This tax will hurt small businesses and violates the most important principle of good tax policy—neutrality. The North Carolina General Assembly should repeal the electronic cigarette tax.
  • Research Report

    Tax Cuts for All: Tax Reform Means Savings to All NC Income Groups

    posted January 15, 2014 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The average North Carolina household in every income category received a tax cut from the 2013 tax reform. Considering both 2011 and 2013 tax changes, the average household in both the lowest and highest income categories is receiving a tax cut of about 1 percent of income.

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