• John Locke Update

    The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

    posted January 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit insufficient, fix for the problems of high costs in the health care system. As a state, we should reject a program that has long…
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    Ocasio-Cortez, de Blasio, and the War on the Wealthy

    posted January 23, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Among many in the Democratic Party, attacking the rich is back in style. Some popular Democrats contend that large concentrations of wealth are, at best, unseemly and, at worst, absolutely…
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    The ABC System Wants to Repurpose While Keeping Tight Control

    posted January 22, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    In 1908, North Carolina voters passed statewide prohibition in 1908, making North Carolina the first Southern state to institute prohibition. The 18th Amendment didn’t usher in Prohibition nationwide until 1919.
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    Gillette, Dan Crenshaw, and Our Better Angels

    posted January 21, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Who would have thought a call to act like a gentleman would generate controversy? Context is important. The latest Gillette ad touches some political buttons at a time when…
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    Health Care Priorities for Congress in 2019

    posted January 17, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    In 2018, American voters sent a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives and strengthened the GOP’s current majority in the Senate, which sets the stage for a divided government…
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    Broken Promises in Buncombe: A-B Tech’s Missing Money

    posted January 16, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Buncombe County’s financial troubles will not end with the January 16th plea hearing of former county manager Wanda Greene in federal court or payment of her $750,000 settlement with the…
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    Year of Research Aimed at Improving Every Person’s Life

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the 33rd and final research newsletter of 2018.  What a year it has been! Publishing a hardcore policy newsletter every week would not be possible without a team…
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    What Does the N.C. Constitution Say About Cronyism?

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution implies a hierarchy among rights. Nevertheless, the federal courts have insisted on relegating economic rights to second-class status. By means of this piece of judicial…

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