Technology

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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal legislation to boost access to rural broadband service. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to allow rioters to topple Confederate monuments on the State Capitol grounds.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    JLF’s Jon Sanders On Why Wake Forest Doesn’t Need Public Broadband

    On May 19, 2020, the Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon Sanders, submitted comments to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners on a proposal to finance a fiber infrastructure project. Sanders opposed the proposal for several reasons, namely: An uncertain economy for the foreseeable future…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2020
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    Why do we do we let them do this kind of thing?

    In 2012, Science magazine published a report by a group of scientists who proudly reported: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 virus can cause morbidity and mortality in humans but thus far has not acquired the ability to be transmitted by aerosol or respiratory droplet (“airborne transmission”) between…
    Jon Guze, May 21, 2020
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    How to Bolster Telemedicine Post-Coronavirus

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts recently published a research paper in conjunction with the Brookings Institution. In the paper, Roberts and his coauthors, Dr. Nichol Turner Lee and Dr. Jack Karsten of the Center for Technology Innovation, discuss removing regulatory barriers to telehealth services following the coronavirus outbreak. Roberts explains the…
    Brenee Goforth, May 13, 2020
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    Truitt: Cutting through the noise of education reform and COVID-19

    EdNC published an excellent op-ed by Catherine Truitt, chancellor for Western Governors University NC and the Republican candidate for NC State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Here is a selection from the piece: We were not prepared for remote learning despite a decade of innovation initiatives and pilot projects spanning Democratic and…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2020
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    Digital Tracking of Coronavirus Presents Privacy Concerns

    This week, the John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts teamed up with Dr. Nicol Turner Lee of the Brookings Institution to release a research brief on digital tracking of the Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended an increase in contact tracing. Contact tracing is the…
    Brenee Goforth, April 22, 2020
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    JLF Joins Coalition Arguing For Internet Freedom

    On April 17, The John Locke Foundation joined a coalition of nine nonprofit research organizations seeking to respond with free-market principles to an FCC bureau‘s call for comments on the case Mozilla Corp. v FCC. Specifically, the coalition letter comments on how the repeal of Title II impacted investment and…
    Brenee Goforth, April 21, 2020