Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

Liveblogging the Chris Christie speech at the Republican National Convention

Thanks for joining Rick Henderson and Barry Smith for the keynote speech of the 2012 Republican National Convention!  

Live blogging Ann Romney’s Republican National Convention speech

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson (@deregulator) and Associate Editor Barry Smith (@Barry_Smith) will live blog several major addresses from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. We’ll get things started with the address by potential First Lady Ann Romney. Any opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not reflect the views ofContinue Reading

Live blogging the NC GOP candidates at the RNC

Live blogging the RNC:

An Economic Freedom Index for U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Dean Stansel of Florida Gulf Coast University created an economic freedom index and ranking for the nation’s 355 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) and 29 metropolitan divisions.  (His article will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.)  To determine levels of economic freedom, Stansel examined three areas – the sizeContinue Reading

New at CJO: Three GOP congressional challengers take national stage

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that three Republican challengers in N.C. congressional races are slated to speak this afternoon at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, August 28, 2012

• 7th Congressional District nominee David Rouzer won a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention after all. He’ll join fellow GOP challengers Richard Hudson (8th District) and Mark Meadows (11th District), all of whom will speak during today’s afternoon session.   • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will deliver the keynote address atContinue Reading

Easton explains the benefit of a corporate tax cut

You’ll have to pick up a hard copy of the latest Fortune to read Nina Easton‘s argument for a “radical tax plan the left and right can agree on,” namely a corporate tax rate cut that includes the end of most existing loopholes. But the excerpt below should prove enlightening. At 35%, the U.S. corporateContinue Reading

Former politician on failed government regulation: Oops

Becky Quick shares in the latest Fortune magazine former Republican congressman Mike Oxley’s assessment of the long-term impact of the much-derided Sarbanes-Oxley legislation he co-authored with a Democratic senator a decade ago. His surprising regret? “I would have initially had more of a scaled-down provision that would have treated smaller companies different from the larger,Continue Reading