Property rights

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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
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    Monday: A Legislative Agenda For a Better Carolina

    Join Our Livestream Monday, Jan. 11 at Noon You’ll Find Us On Facebook or at john locke.org With the new year comes new opportunity to drive a Carolina Rebound that lifts North Carolinians from the nightmare of COVID-19 shutdowns into a year of promise and purpose.
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Start the New Year on a Positive Note

    By celebrating two-hundred years of progress. The spread of classical liberal institutions like limited, constitutional government, representative democracy, private property, and rule of law dramatically improved the lives of billions. Don’t let anyone tell you, “Liberalism has failed.” Liberalism (in the classical sense) has been a stunning success! (H/T,…
    Jon Guze, January 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a Greenville bar’s lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdown orders. Daniel Gibson’s Daily Journal highlights a holiday threat from homeowners associations.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2020
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    More Zoning = Less Housing

    Not exactly a big surprise, but it’s nice to have corroboration in the form of a comprehensive, statistically rigorous study. The paper, “Land Use Regulations and Housing Development,” by Brendan Shanks, ought to be required reading for everyone involved in land use planning and zoning. Here’s the Abstract:…
    Jon Guze, December 16, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov Roy Cooper and other Medicaid expansion proponents claim that expansion would cost no new state tax dollars. A new analysis from the John Locke Foundation rebuts that claim. Jordan Roberts discusses the new report in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    Wake County Property Rights Case Making Headlines

    The Center Square recently ran a story on an Apex homeowner who has been fighting for her property rights for half a decade. The Center Square’s Nyamekye Daniel writes: An Apex homeowner’s five-year dispute with the town continues despite several courts ruling the town violated the North Carolina constitution by…
    Brenee Goforth, August 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As Carolina Journal Radio marks its 900th weekly episode, Amy Cooke looks ahead to the future of the program’s role in promoting individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited constitutional government. Jon Guze explains why the John Locke Foundation is taking part in an eminent domain case…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2020