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John Hood

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

From 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