Source Archives: John Locke Foundation

  • Friends and neighbors: Distilleries depend on local consumers to survive

    My report on North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) system looks at how it creates unique difficulties for the state’s distillers. Overregulation isn’t just a nuisance. For small businesses like North Carolina distilleries, it ...

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  • Trump’s trade war is based in bad economics

    President Donald Trump’s unwavering support for tariffs has enveloped the United States in an escalating trade war with China. Economists and historians have been warning that such an unintended negative consequence ought to be the expected result. I ...

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  • Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg ...

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  • Martin Center column critiques ‘citation cartels’

    Richard Phelps writes for the Martin Center about a little-known practice that prevents some academic research from reaching the public. The public relies on journalists to learn about and share academic research. Public knowledge can be undermined, however, when academics ...

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  • PTA members triggered by news that Mark Johnson will speak at convention

    Is this what the PTA has become? God forbid that PTA leaders would invite the elected leader of North Carolina public schools. From N.C. Teachers United: ...

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  • Americans aren’t having as many babies

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest disturbing news linked to American fertility. The average American woman can expect to have fewer kids today than at any point in at least the last half century, new ...

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  • The political left and the right to counsel

    Jonathan Tobin writes for National Review Online about the political left’s disturbing attitude toward a fundamental American right. Next year, Boston will have the opportunity to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The victims in the ...

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  • Iran hysteria as replacement for Russian collusion hysteria

    Warren Henry of the Federalist ponders the recent hubbub over President Trump’s approach to Iran. Were the establishment media to be believed, President Trump is spoiling for a shooting war with Iran. In articles mostly targeting fiercely mustachioed ...

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  • Biden’s lead and name recognition

    Joe Biden is the clear front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential election campaign. Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner ponders whether that lead is based solely on name recognition. Joe Biden’s lead in early Democratic presidential primary polls is ...

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  • Idaho’s regulatory reset

    Regulations’ costs on an economy, though not direct and obvious like taxes’, are no less real. For the national economy, the 2019 edition of the “Ten Thousand Commandments” report by Clyde Wayne Crews for the American Enterprise ...

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