• John Locke Update

    Unfunded Liabilities Won’t Go Away

    posted July 8, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. While unfunded liabilities continue to garner plenty of attention in the press, I fear a lack of understanding means this…
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    Evidence Mounts for Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    posted July 1, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. When surveyed in December 2009 (Question 26), a majority of North Carolinians supported a fiscal constraint on state government to limit…
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    Budget Proposals Step in the Wrong Direction

    posted June 18, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. The debate over adjustments to North Carolina’s General Fund budget is heating up amid proposals from the governor, House, and Senate. All three,…
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    When the Sun Doesn’t Set on Tax Exemptions

    posted June 10, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. A "sunset" provision infers an end to something — that its day is over. In North Carolina, however, a bill to…
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    Scapegoating Foreigners for Fiscal Shortfalls

    posted May 20, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. Scapegoating Foreigners for Fiscal Shortfalls This past month, media outlets have given plenty of attention to the collection of child tax…
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    Message to Occupy Charlotte

    posted May 14, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. ALEC is not Your Enemy While in Charlotte late last week, I came across a handful of Occupy members protesting the…
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    The Problem with Inflation

    posted May 7, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. News that severe inflation has arrived in the US — well beyond the Federal Reserve target of 1.5 to 2 percent…
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    Federal Fiscal Impotence and a State-Led Solution

    posted April 29, 2012 by Fergus Hodgson
    View in your browser. United States voters overwhelmingly support a constitutional constraint on the federal government’s spending. The sentiment is so bipartisan that 49 of…

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