Archive: Fri Dec 2016

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    This Is Worrying

    Tyler Cowan reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund the use of microchips by law enforcement to track human beings: Last Thursday, the House passed HR 4919, also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which would allow the US attorney general to award grants to law enforcement…
    Jon Guze, December 30, 2016
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    Wall Street Journal exposes silliness of recent column from UNC prof

    Were you surprised to learn that North Carolina’s elections are less free and fair than those in Cuba? So was the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal. (Subscribers can read the full editorial here.) George Orwell said, probably apocryphally, that some ideas are so absurd…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We welcome a new year this weekend. As we do, Carolina Journal Radio recounts some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2016. Roy Cordato explains the link between coercion and progressive public policies. Becki Gray describes efforts to limit overcriminalization in North Carolina. John Hood rebuts arguments…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2016