Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

The ice jam of occupational licensing breaks some more

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed in 2015, there had been only eight successful attempts at de-licensing in the past 40 years. Last month I discussed four new ones. This month? There are two more to report: Arizona just joined Tennessee in passing a Right to Earn a Living Act, which restricts Arizona’s regulatory boards fromContinue Reading

Obamacare and federal deficits

Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the likely impact on the federal budget if policymakers can repeal the Affordable Care Act. Repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce the deficit by as much as $1.07 trillion, according to a report from the Mercatus Center. Former President Obama promised the Affordable Care Act wouldContinue Reading

A continuing constitutional concern linked to Obamacare

Robert Donachie reports for the Daily Caller on an important piece of the Obamacare debate that’s getting little attention. President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan have said they are willing to let Obamacare “implode,” but doing so tacitly lets a potentially unconstitutional program continue. Under the leadership of former Speaker JohnContinue Reading

One hundred years since the U.S. entered WWI

Arthur Herman explores for National Review Online the legacy of “Mr. Wilson’s War.” One hundred years ago on April 6, the United States declared war on Germany and entered World War I. It was an event that changed America, and the world, forever. America’s entry into that war was the result of the dream ofContinue Reading

Gore’s strained relationship with the truth: Lincoln edition

John Miller laments at National Review Online that former Vice President Al Gore still has trouble recognizing truth from fiction. Al Gore is worried about “alternative facts,” “disinformation campaigns,” and “intentionally falsified information.” At least he says so in a new and updated edition of The Assault on Reason, his decade-old book on how DemocratsContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

People interested in reducing the incidence of chronic diseases and disabilities in North Carolina ought to take a closer look at direct primary care. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze examines the legal cases that have delayed payments linked to North Carolina’s eugenics compensation program. Former CharlotteContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This month’s Carolina Journal Online parody explains how UNC’s Rams Club is urging anti-Duke boosters in other states to push for their own versios of House Bill 2. (Remember, it’s a parody.) Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores the history of “fake news.”