• 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…
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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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    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…
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    “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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    Having Their Cake…and Punishing Bakers Too

    posted December 7, 2017 by Jon Guze
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will determine whether Colorado and other states…
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    The Scientific Method and Its Enemies

    posted November 30, 2017 by Jon Guze
    These days, if Karl Popper is remembered at all, he is usually remembered for The Open Society and Its Enemies—his blistering two-volume attack on the philosophical foundations of Fascism…

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