• 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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    Keynesianism: The Real Trickle-Down Economics

    posted January 10, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    In the media and among pundits, the term “trickle-down economics” is used a lot. The expression was reportedly first used in the 1930s by Will Rogers and was later adopted…
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    Laying Waste to the Landfill Monopoly

    posted November 1, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    North Carolina House Bill 56 got a lot of press earlier this autumn when the General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto of the legislation.  But most of the discussion…
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    Bicycle Superhighway: A Policy Pothole

    posted October 12, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    Back in the spring, I wrote about a “bicycle superhighway” idea that was just starting to be kicked around.  The concept was a five-mile path along I-40 between Raleigh…
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    Federal Tax Reform Wisely Follows the North Carolina Model

    posted October 10, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Even as major questions and specific details still have to be worked out, the Republican tax plan may sound familiar. It moves toward simplification, just as North Carolina’s successful…

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