• John Locke Update

    States, Taxes, and Economic Growth

    posted August 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Would North Carolina be a better place without an income tax? A recent Bankrate.com article compared the nine states that forgo broad-based personal income taxes with the rest of…
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    Trade is Always and Everywhere Reciprocal

    posted August 2, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    There is a puzzling term regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, is the ultimate goal of their protectionist trade policies. The phrase is “reciprocal…
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    A Sustainable Path for Pension and Retiree Health Benefits

    posted July 26, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    One reason teachers and state employees may not have seen the raises they wanted in recent years is that the government’s cost for pensions and retiree health benefits has climbed…
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    Tax Cut 2.0 is a Good Idea

    posted July 19, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As we go into the 2018 election season, there is a great deal of talk among Republicans, both in the White House and in Congress, to pursue what is being…
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    Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are Not Socialists, So What are They?

    posted July 12, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Neither Bernie Sanders nor the congressional nominee from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, show any evidence that they are actually socialists, despite describing themselves as such. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gets the…

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