• John Locke Update

    Electricity policy in the post-COVID economy

    posted May 7, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher energy prices cost lives. The U.S. Energy Information Agency showed in 2018 that one in three families struggled…
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    Slapdash schooling and lackadaisical learning

    posted May 6, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the last week in March, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducted a survey to measure the state’s migration to remote learning, that is, the use of…
  • John Locke Update

    JLF Research Division: COVID-19 review for April

    posted May 4, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In March, we published our first COVID-19 review, a list of articles, blog posts, reports, and media appearances by John Locke Foundation research staff.  Below is a list of…
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    Economic analysis is essential to sound public health policy

    posted April 30, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    As we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has responded by imposing economically severe restrictions on our lives. In doing so, elected officials must remember that imposing costly public…
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    Lawmakers need to resist expanding Medicaid  

    posted April 28, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As we approach the end of the Gov. Cooper’s month-long stay-at-home order, state lawmakers have begun to debate possible solutions for responding to the coronavirus. Naturally, much of the discussion…
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    More thoughts about correctional institutions and COVID-19

    posted April 23, 2020 by Jon Guze
    As I noted in a previous research brief, COVID-19 presents many difficult challenges for North Carolina’s criminal justice system. How can we prevent the disease from running rampant in…

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