John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina, and an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

By John Hood

The Free-Market Case Against the "Flat Tax"

Is a single, flat-rate income tax the best reform of the Byzantine U.S. tax code, or are tax credits for things such as education and health care a better way to go? … more

What is Corporate Responsibility?

What does it mean for a firm to be a good corporate citizen? Are generous benefits, family-friendly policies, and earth-friendly practices enough, or are there also responsibilities to customers and shareholders? … more

Hyping the Head Start Program

The $2.2 billion Head Start program for low-income preschoolers is a successful education experiment-if success is measured by good public relations. Unfortunately for its advocates, there is virtually no evidence that Head Start has any significant, long-term impact on children's lives. … more