John Locke Foundation: Prudent Policy / Impeccable Research - Volume DCXXIX | Beaufort County Now | We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.

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Publisher's Note: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy research, at the John Locke Foundation.

    We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.



Carolina Journal’s Ray Nothstine Explains Why State Legislatures Offer Hope


Ray Nothstine, Carolina Journal opinion editor, explains why state legislatures offer hope for good government at a time when Congress is dysfunctional.


Locke’s Jon Sanders Discusses Bill to Loosen N.C. Licensing Restrictions


Jon Sanders, senior fellow in regulatory studies and research editor at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a bill in the N.C. House that would loosen occupational licensing restrictions in the cosmetic arts.


Locke’s Brian Balfour Highlights North Carolina’s Good Business Tax Rankings


Brian Balfour, senior vice president of research at the John Locke Foundation, discusses North Carolina’s good performance in a new Tax Foundation study of business taxation.

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