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    Opportunity for Success in Charlotte

    posted December 13, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is right that the businesses and people of Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina “have a duty” to improve economic mobility. There…
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    The Good and the Bad of the House and Senate Tax Bills

    posted November 30, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I just came across this summary/comparison of the House and Senate’s tax reform proposals published by Forbes. It is really quite good at laying out the details in a…
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    From Start to Scale without Government

    posted November 16, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has one of the best podcasts around, Masters of Scale. He recently interviewed Peter Thiel (transcript) about their shared experiences at PayPal and how…
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    Tax Reform in Kansas and North Carolina (Again)

    posted November 1, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Federal tax reform has turned attention again to reforms in Kansas and North Carolina over the past five years. North Carolina’s success is well-documented by the John Locke Foundation,…
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    Poverty Alleviation: Reforming Welfare and Restoring Dignity

    posted October 25, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    The term “welfare reform” still conjures up images of Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton in 1996, big Southern politicians with big personalities, big ideas, and big hair. Together, they managed…
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    What Claims Does Government Have to Your Money?

    posted October 19, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Roy Cordato, my colleague here at the John Locke Foundation, last week said it would be immoral to eliminate the federal deduction on income and property taxes paid to…
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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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    Amazon: Some of the Hidden Consequences of Crony Capitalism

    posted September 28, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Last week (9/22), Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” featured an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders. It focused on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers by soliciting an unprecedented incentive…
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    What You Need to Know about the Federal Tax Reform Proposal

    posted September 28, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Most conservative and libertarian groups opposed ObamaCare repeal efforts because they did not go far enough to dismantle state intervention in health care. Rand Paul took the same line. John…

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