• John Locke Update

    Governor Cooper’s pattern of obfuscation

    posted June 30, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    Growing up in North Carolina, I was told to distrust those who were dishonest because “one fib leads to another.” Indeed, neurological research has reported physiological changes that occur…
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    Wait, why do we require so much training for barbers?

    posted June 17, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    The News & Observer ran one of its occasional “fact checks” on a recent statement by former Democratic Sen. Floyd McKissick before the General Assembly. He said, while calling for…
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    Time to amend the Emergency Management Act

    posted May 21, 2020 by Jon Guze
    In a recent opinion piece, I complained that Gov. Cooper’s statewide lockdown orders have been worse than useless. On the one hand, a growing body of empirical evidence shows…
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    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…
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    Electricity policy in the post-COVID economy

    posted May 7, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher energy prices cost lives. The U.S. Energy Information Agency showed in 2018 that one in three families struggled…
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    More thoughts about correctional institutions and COVID-19

    posted April 23, 2020 by Jon Guze
    As I noted in a previous research brief, COVID-19 presents many difficult challenges for North Carolina’s criminal justice system. How can we prevent the disease from running rampant in…

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