• John Locke Update

    WestEd, the Courts, and the State Constitution

    posted December 12, 2019 by Joseph Coletti, Dr. Terry Stoops
    Supporters of higher taxes cheered the WestEd report on North Carolina schools that became public on December 10th, five months after Judge David Lee received it. Until Judge Lee…
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    Medicaid Problems and Solutions: Part 1

    posted December 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    This is the first part of a two-part research update series on Medicaid. Part 1 will look at the current state of Medicaid as well as issues that the federal…
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    PURPA Rules Change Could Help Electricity Consumers

    posted December 9, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    A pending major federal rule change could create a positive change for people’s electricity bills. That could be good news, especially for North Carolinians. This fall, the Federal Energy Regulatory…
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    The Unacknowledged Costs of Wind Farms

    posted December 3, 2019 by Nick Wilkinson
    As applications for wind farms are expected to increase, the debate over the costs and benefits of these facilities will continue.  The debate should be informed by experiences and data…
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    Interest Rates Should Be Set by the Market, Not the Fed

    posted December 2, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    If asked who sets interest rates in for the economy, most of us would answer that the Federal Reserve (the Fed) does. In other words, a government-created central authority “sets”…
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    A Victory for Health Care Freedom

    posted November 26, 2019 by Jon Guze
    Just before Thanksgiving, Wake County Superior Court Judge Gregory P. McGuire filed an order denying the state’s motion to dismiss in Singh v. DHHS, a case in which a Forsyth County…
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    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…
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    Restoring Humane Virtues In Students’ Thanksgiving Lessons

    posted November 21, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In recent years, public school teachers have been encouraged to address conflicts between colonists and American Indians in their Thanksgiving Day lessons.  For educators who choose to deliver a lesson…
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    Meatless Meat: A Miracle of the Market

    posted November 20, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are the most notable entrants in the race to make a meat substitute that acts like meat but is made entirely from plants.

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