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JLF experts brief candidates preparing for 2014 N.C. elections

The John Locke Foundation's research staff members brief candidates preparing for North Carolina's 2014 elections during a March 7, 2014, session. To watch individual presentations, click the speaker's name. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray welcomes candidates and offers an overview. Executive Vice President Kory Swanson discusses the role of a think tank. Dr. Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar, introduces the research staff and covers tax policy. Sarah Curry, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, tackles the state budget and spending. Katherine Restrepo, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, reviews health care policy. Jon Sanders, Director of Regulatory Studies, discusses regulatory issues. Tyler Younts, Legal Policy Analyst, outlines the role of the N.C. Constitution. Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Research and Education Studies, reviews K-12 education policy.

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Economist Mark Steckbeck discusses competition and capitalism

Dr. Mark Steckbeck, assistant professor of economics at Campbell University, discusses the importance of competition in a capitalist system. Steckbeck offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 596).

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Locke Box

Dr. Philip Miller discusses lobotomy surgeries in N.C.

Dr. Philip Miller, who practiced internal medicine and cardiology for 34 years with Wake Internal Medicine Consultants Inc. and who works now as a part-time physician with the Military Entrance Processing Station, discusses North Carolina's history with frontal lobotomy surgeries. Miller offered these comments during an Oct. 20, 2014, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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On the Record

Piereson points to sluggish growth as a greater problem than income inequality

Dr. James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the recent debate over growing income inequality in the United States. Piereson identifies sluggish economic growth as a more pressing problem than inequality. He offered these comments during a Sept. 30, 2014, Hayek Lecture at Duke University.

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JLF experts discuss N.C. Supreme Court bypassing Court of Appeals

John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray and President John Hood discuss the N.C. Supreme Court's decision to take some cases away from the N.C. Court of Appeals. These exchanges with host Tom Campbell took place during the Oct. 19, 2014, episode of N.C. Spin.

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Oct 16, 2014

Eugenics Victims Should Not Be Denied Due To Technicality

Victims of the state's horrific eugenics program may be disqualified for compensation if they were sterilized under orders by county, not state, authorities.

Oct 09, 2014

Stop Dwelling On The Past

The major party candidates for Senate have done little to inform voters what they hope to accomplish in Washington over the next six years.

Oct 02, 2014

When Snoozing Is Not Losing

Research showing the devastating effect of sleeplessness on adolescents is building.

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Sep 17, 2014

When the Price of Access Is Too Steep

Media outlets should think twice about maintaining cozy relationships with murderous regimes.

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How to downplay an embarrassing story

The N&O buries the one moment of real drama at the Democratic National Convention.

Mar 21, 2012

Death of a narrative

The world's media found the neo-Nazi meme in stories about the school shooting in France just too enticing.

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