Family Dollar to close 19 stores in NC

Losing those stores will negatively impact poor communities in North Carolina in two ways: loss of a discount retailer and loss of up to 190 jobs. Sensible people can recognize it for the unfortunate news that it is.

For the North Carolina left, however, it’s not so simple. Their call on the desirability or undesirability of a discount retailer is as subjective as calling a charge or a block in a Duke/Carolina basketball game — it apparently depends on which shade of blue you’re wearing at the time:

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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