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    North Carolina not alone: Most states miss the mark with internet sales tax collections

    For years, budget experts have forecast billions of dollars in new revenue if state could just get online retailers to collect sales taxes like their Main Street counterparts. The National Conference of State Legislatures projected North Carolina would raise $426 million a year. Since companies started collecting sales tax for…
    Joseph Coletti, August 19, 2019
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    Antifa and collectivism

    Paul Krause of the American Thinker ponders Antifa‘s role on the political left. Antifa storms in and out of the news, despite that fact, the Left is unable to denounce this militant band of thugs. The Left cannot denounce Antifa because Antifa embodies the very ethos of war…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    What is Occupational License Consumer Choice?

    The key to the Occupational License Consumer Choice approach is something called a nonlicensed disclosure. With that, occupational licensing is no longer an entry regulation.
    Jon Sanders, August 12, 2019
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    Classical Liberals Conference Features JLF Experts

    John Locke Foundation experts offered perspective at the August gathering of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC). The group met in Winston-Salem for a three-day conference’s themed “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in the Carolinas.” A panel discussion on occupational licensing featured three JLF researcher/analysts. Pictured left to…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2019
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    Free-speech restrictions more dangerous than crazy speech

    John Fund of National Review Online urges policymakers not to go overboard in attempts to combat hateful speech. As horrifying as the killings by the El Paso and Dayton shooters are, let’s not make free speech another casualty of these murders. In the wake of the El Paso…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: State censorship poses greatest risk

    Political analyst John hood published a commentary in Carolina Journal this week on government-enforced censorship. His piece focused on the debate surrounding political censorship by giant tech companies like Facebook and Twitter. Hood poses the question: To the extent Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other online companies engage in viewpoint…
    Brenee Goforth, July 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that the trial over N.C. legislative election maps ended with both sides questioning experts’ credibility. Kari Travis interviews UNC System interim President William Roper about the university’s budget. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that government censorship poses a larger threat…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2019
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    Fund focuses on ‘smart home’ technology concerns

    John Fund of National Review Online delves into privacy issues surrounding smart speakers and other similar technological marvels. The electronic “smart home” promises endless convenience and security. People will control the temperature of their home from their office. This fall, Walmart will launch a service that will let…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019