Capitalism

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    Daily Journal: State’s fiscal health depends on more than just one politician

    Carolina Journal reported last week that North Carolina now holds a No. 9 ranking in the country for it’s fiscal health, from the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University. From John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai: The overall ranking attracted attention from Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…
    Anna Manning, October 16, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: Raleigh moves forward with Asheville-like Airbnb regulations

    From Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello: The Raleigh City Council is looking to follow Asheville’s lead in handling homestays and short-term rentals. Proposed regulations were brought before the council Oct. 9. The proposed rules include requiring a property owner to be on the premises while guests are staying at the…
    Anna Manning, October 16, 2018
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    Attacks on free markets from multiple angles

    Jonah Goldberg reminds us in the latest Commentary magazine cover story that opposition to free-market policies emerges from more than just one end of the political spectrum. The major difference between the left and the right when it comes to any movement dedicated to overthrowing the free-market…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
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    Better data and better ideas to improve economic mobility

    “Skill disparities, family dynamics, early childhood development and incarceration effects” are important factors in long-term income inequality left out of recent work that has garnered national headlines, write Nobel economist James Heckman and Archbridge Institute CEO Gonzalo Schwarz. They warn that incomplete assessments could lead to wrong prescriptions of…
    Joseph Coletti, October 10, 2018
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    Cary taxpayers on hook for boutique hotel debt

    The Town of Cary provided loans worth $2.6 million to help open a boutique hotel, the Mayton Inn, in its downtown area. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development loaned the town $1.4 million of that total. Now the hotel’s owner, Memento Mori has filed for bankruptcy and the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 27, 2018
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    Warren’s latest plan labeled socialist, unconstitutional

    Lee Edwards uses a National Review Online column to lambast U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for government control of big corporations. Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act has serious enforcement powers. It permits the federal government to revoke the charter of a U.S. company if it has engaged in “repeated…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    Daily Journal featured on Instapundit: North Carolina’s anti–price gouging law makes things worse, not better

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders wrote a piece for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that says North Carolina’s price gouging law makes thing worse, not better. The piece was featured on Instapundit.com.  In the next few weeks, as recovery begins, normally plentiful goods will be hard to come…
    Anna Manning, September 17, 2018
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    JLF’s Roy Cordato featured in the N&O: Price gouging during state of emergency

    The John Locke Foundation’s Roy Cordato was featured in The News & Observer for comments on NC price gouging laws. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, Good Samaritans often undertake selfless acts to help their neighbors or complete strangers. Others try to take advantage of people’s desperation…
    Anna Manning, September 13, 2018