Economics

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    Mitch Kokai Appointed To Board of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

    The group Classical Liberals in the Carolinas named the John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai to its board of directors on August 9. CLC made the announcement in Winston-Salem during a meeting connected with the group’s annual conference. The three-day conference’s theme was “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 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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    More Wisdom From Dr. Mike Munger of Duke

    It’s always a treat to talk with Dr. Mike Munger. You’ll always learn something new. This time you’ll learn something about our namesake, John Locke. Take a minute to check with Dr. Munger and our Mitch Kokai.
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    Price Gouging Laws

    This is an excerpt from two different sections of North Carolina’s Price Control Laws: Harming Those They are Meant to Help, a monograph that I wrote for the Locke Foundation over a decade ago. It’s relevance to the current moment should be obvious. North Carolina’s Price Gouging Law—Prices Too High North…
    Roy Cordato, August 27, 2017
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    Cordato: President Trump Goes After Consumers With Amazon Tweet

    JLF’s Roy Cordato takes on this presidential tweet: “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” – President Donald Trump What’s wrong with that? A lot, writes Cordato. The power to satisfy…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2017
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    You’re Invited: Why John Locke Is Relevant Today

    Join Us Monday, August 28 Save Your Seat Here Much of the attention of scholars has focused on two of Locke’s works–The Second Treatise and the Letter on Toleration. And these are indeed important. But an almost unknown work of Locke, “Venditio,” provides some fascinating insights into just how modern…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2017
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    Duke Prof Mike Munger Joins Us August 28. Save Your Seat.

    Much of the attention of scholars has focused on two of Locke’s works–The Second Treatise and the Letter on Toleration. And these are indeed important. But an almost unknown work of Locke, “Venditio,” provides some fascinating insights into just how modern Locke’s views were, especially on the workings of the market system…
    Donna Martinez, August 2, 2017
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    Hmm: Is Getting Sick Actually Good For The Economy?

    Flawed economics. That’s the conclusion of JLF’s Roy Cordato after analyzing a report that concludes North Carolina’s hospitals and health care systems boost the state’s economy. He explains how and why the study is off base.
    Donna Martinez, June 19, 2017