Daily Archives: January 17, 2013
Today, the newspapers are largely reporting the latest iterations in ongoing news stories. One sign of a low-news day is reliance upon police scans to fill space. We are also getting snow in January. The fight for the District 2 Buncombe County Commissioner seat is not over. Even more boring is knowledge that the legislatureContinue Reading
When referring to the State’s budget we commonly see the term, General Fund. Many legislators and commentators during the budgeting time use this term incorrectly, but for John Locke’s purposes (and many others) this only refers to North Carolina’s portion of the budget. On average we see NC’s portion of the state budget, the generalContinue Reading
My latest newsletter makes the case for reversing the state’s rule-making bias, which right now heavily favors expanding regulations, including major regulations. A snippet: All those hurdles, which include the deliberative process of the legislative branch, make it extraordinarily difficult to block a proposed rule. The JLF study linked above found that, of the 6,510Continue Reading
In this post, Cato’s Dan Mitchell neatly explains the failure of Obama’s statist economic policies. He also quotes extensively from an excellent piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal by economics professor Richard Vedder in which the author looked at the various Obama policies that get in the way of the efficient use of labor.
In his Freeman piece today, Larry Reed talks about the history of privately-produced money. There is no reason why government should monopolize the production of money any more than it should monopolize the production of books or shoes. At the end of the piece, you’ll find links to many related articles and reviews, including myContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a forum showcasing contenders for the chairmanship of the N.C. Democratic Party.
It is amazing to see how this CNN news anchor completely equates “access” with getting something for free. According to her logic, such as it is, we don’t have access to anything we have to pay for, from McDonald’s hamburgers to computers to haircuts.