John Locke Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary


The John Locke Foundation presents

Rich States, Poor States: An Economic Policy Analysis of North Carolina

with our special guest

Jonathan Williams

- Vice President, Center for Fiscal Reform
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

In this presentation, Mr. Williams will discuss the findings from his book, “Rich States, Poor States,” which ranks the 50 states on economic competitiveness. He will share the detailed findings for North Carolina, as well as national trends in the areas of tax, budget and pension reform.

About Jonathan Williams
As the vice president for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Jonathan Williams works with state policymakers, congressional leaders, and members of the private sector to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies. Williams’s work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily. He also has testified before numerous legislative bodies and spoken to audiences across America. He is frequent guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on many television outlets, including the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg News. He serves on the board of directors for State Budget Solutions, a non-partisan good government group that pursues fiscal reform in the states. Williams was also the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.

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