John Hood is chairman and president of the John Locke Foundation, a public-policy think tank based in Raleigh, North Carolina, that focuses on state and local issues. Hood is also a syndicated columnist on state politics and public policy for the Durham Herald-Sun, and newspapers in 30 other North Carolina communities. He is a regular radio commentator and a weekly panelist on N.C. Spin, a discussion program on state issues that is broadcast on ten television stations across North Carolina, including stations in Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Wilmington, and Asheville. His latest book is Investor Politics: The New Force That Will Transform American Business, Government, and Politics in the 21st Century.