• John Locke Update

    Mergers Can Reduce Prices. Not So Much In Health Care

    posted February 6, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    The number of mega-deal hospital merger and acquisitions hit an all-time high last year, and one of those multi-billion dollar transactions features the proposed partnership between UNC Health Care and Carolinas…
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    Asset Forfeiture: News We Can Use

    posted January 31, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Civil asset forfeiture is inherently unjust, as I’ve explained many times in the past (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Why?…
  • John Locke Update

    Is the North Carolina Courts System Broken?

    posted January 25, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Some members of the General Assembly seem to think so. Twice in December, and twice again this month, the Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting has…
  • John Locke Update

    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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    Throttling Down Some on Costly Rulemaking

    posted January 18, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The conference report on House Bill 162, which has already passed the Senate, includes a common-sense adjustment of the state’s sunset provisions with periodic review. That regulatory…
  • John Locke Update

    “Don’t Be Evil”: Google’s Ironic Corporate Motto

    posted January 16, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last summer, Google fired a software engineer named James Damore for posting a controversial memo on an in-house message board. Last week, Damore and another former Google employee filed a…

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