Archive: Fri Dec 2016

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    An unhealthy fixation on data

    I couldn’t help but recall a recent critique of the so-called electoral “efficiency gap” when reading the article that marks Andrew Ferguson‘s return to Commentary magazine. It’s titled “The Night Data Died.” In both cases, the author laments the elevation of statistical analysis over…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    Man bites dog: Insurers willing to ditch individual mandate

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a surprising piece of news from the health insurance industry. Health insurers approve of repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, the part of the law that forces Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty, among other…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    The most Scalia-like Supreme Court candidate

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights the potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee who’s perceived to resemble most closely the man he would replace. A panel of legal scholars has identified Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Lee as the candidate on President-elect Donald Trump’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    More Main Street than Wall Street

    David Smick writes at National Review Online about a necessary shift in economic priorities. People simply are holding back. Indeed, the lesson since 2008 is that record-low interest rates mean little if you are apprehensive of the future or believe the system is rigged.
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    Trump shouldn’t pick winners and losers

    Ian Tuttle of National Review Online reminds us that a command economy is a bad idea, regardless of who’s in charge of government. Last week, President-elect Trump intervened to keep the Carrier air-conditioner company from moving part of its operation to Mexico and shutting…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s maze of alcohol-related rules and regulations blocks innovation from entrepreneurs in an expanding industry. Jon Guze attempts to navigate the maze, and offer ideas for reform, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo explains how Union County saved nearly $1.3 million by adopting…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online parody features a proposed radical overhaul of North Carolina’s Council of State races. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights state laws that impede growth of craft alcoholic beverage businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2016