Category: Business and Regulations

  • NC Cities Lose Air Service

    CHARLOTTE — December will mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s first airplane flight, which took place at Kitty Hawk. To commemorate the event, the state is conducting a yearlong celebration. But at the same time, several cities in North Carolina are losing scheduled airline service. Aside from the state…

  • Author Calls for New Strategy

    RALEIGH — North Carolina needs a new partnership between the state and local governments to restart its economic engines and facilitate growth, an author and investment advisor said Monday at a John Locke Foundation luncheon. There has been too much emphasis on business incentives for companies that do not reinvest…

  • Reviewing Government Regulators

    RALEIGH — Government regulations cost each typical American household about $8,000 a year, an EPA official said recently at a John Locke Foundation luncheon. In describing the value of reviewing the type and extent of government regulatory activities, Allen C. Basala, a senior economist with the Environmental Protection Agency's Center…

  • Easley’s North Carolina Nods Off

    One of oldest raps against North Carolina was its early 19th-century nickname, the "Rip van Winkle" state. Judging by the latest economic trends, we trying to re-acquire the label.

  • The Lung Association Gets It Wrong

    RALEIGH — As the American Lung Association prepares to release its annual State of the Air report Thursday, including county rankings that often receive significant media attention, a new study from the John Locke Foundation calls into question the usefulness of the ALA ranking system, particularly when applied to North…