Source Archives: John Locke Foundation

  • Forbes ponders relative dearth of billionaires

    As his family magazine releases its latest compilation of the world’s billionaires, Steve Forbes asks why the ranks of the wealthy aren’t even larger. IF GOVERNMENTS, most especially the U.S.’, had pursued sensible monetary, ...

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  • Praise for the Freedom Caucus

    Reihan Salam doesn’t always agree with the U.S. House Freedom Caucus. In the case of the American Health Care Act, though, he’s offering the conservative group kudos. As far as [House Speaker Paul] Ryan and ...

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  • Trump’s languishing budget plan

    Thomas Donlan devotes his latest Barron’s editorial commentary to Congress’ apparent disinterest in President Trump’s budget ideas. When the president published his instructions to Congress regarding the federal budget for the fiscal year that begins ...

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  • Safe spaces and alternative bureaucracies

    Mitch Pearlstein writes at the Center of the American Experiment about a key source of the current college campus craziness. I’ve just read the most insightful essay I’ve ever seen on a key source of political ...

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  • The minimum wage and employment

    Ben Gitis of the American Action Forum explores employment data in states that have raised their government-mandated minimum wage. At the beginning of January, 19 states increased their minimum wages. Twelve of the minimum wage increases were due to new laws ...

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  • Pivoting from health care to tax reform

    No health care deal? President Trump can turn his attention to another pressing federal government issue. Randall Forsyth of Barron’s recommends one. The assumption in Washington and Wall Street was that the AHCA’s failure is a ...

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  • Charlotte and Raleigh Are Among the Ten Fastest Growing Metro Areas

    At FiveThirtyEight, Jed Kolko reports that: The suburbanization of America marches on. Population growth in big cities slowed for the fifth-straight year in 2016,1 according to new census data, while population growth accelerated in the more sprawling counties that surround ...

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  • GCS needs $60 million to see what teaching looks like

    I almost wish this were some sort of Friday follies spoof, but unfortunately it’s real life–N&R reports Guilford County Schools will apply for a $60 million grant to replace tapped-out Mission Possible funds. And what ...

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  • Bertie County Schools financial crisis

    Because the entity in question is not a private or charter school, don’t expect the News & Observer or WRAL to say a word about it.  But the Bertie County Schools has a full-blown financial crisis ...

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  • “The Death Row Basketball League”

    The latest Criminal Law News Roundup posted by UNC School of Government covers an unusual sporting event: Raleigh Central Prison’s annual “Ball ‘Til We Fall” tournament in which the players, the ...

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