• John Locke Update

    Appropriating the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    posted January 31, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    If the governor directs where money goes and for what purpose, is it government spending? That is just one of a number of questions that arose after Gov. Roy Cooper…
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    Trump’s Solar Tariff is a Bad Idea

    posted January 25, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    This week the administration of President Donald Trump announced a massive tariff against imported solar photovoltaic panels. The tariff would start at 30 percent and decline annually at 5…
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    The Scientific Method and Its Enemies

    posted November 30, 2017 by Jon Guze
    These days, if Karl Popper is remembered at all, he is usually remembered for The Open Society and Its Enemies—his blistering two-volume attack on the philosophical foundations of Fascism…
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    Good Riddance to Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    posted October 19, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially moved to repeal controversial Obama-era emissions guidelines known as the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). The rule was based in a…
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    Tax Progressivity: First Do No Harm

    posted June 22, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    A progressive tax system is based on the premise that it is a moral imperative for government to tax people at increasingly higher rates as their incomes go up.  The…
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    What Would House Bill 589 Mean for Energy Consumers?

    posted June 20, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for NC,” would be a major restructuring of energy policy in North Carolina. Here is a brief look into select aspects of the…
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    The Hidden Taxes in North Carolina’s Sales Tax

    posted May 17, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Since North Carolina implemented sweeping tax reform in 2013, there has been interest in expanding North Carolina’s sales tax to include services. The idea is to transform the sales…

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