Category Archives: Regulation

Rolling back big government

John Yoo devotes a National Review Online column to the large price tag associated with the regulatory state. Trump, like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, now [has] a golden opportunity to embrace a reform agenda that could reignite economic growth, reassure conservatives, and resurrect the Constitution. He should make radical reform of the inner workingsContinue Reading






The Supreme Court and Obama’s global warming agenda

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller describes the “crippling blow” the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt to President Obama’s global warming agenda. The court won’t allow the EPA to implement its so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. This is a big winContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains the links between occupational licensing red tape and income inequality.






The impact of minimum wage hikes explored

Jed Graham at Investor’s Business Daily explores the results of recent increases in government-mandated minimum wages across the country. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” highlights the results. Hiring at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues slowed markedly last year in metro areas that saw big minimum-wage hikes, new Labor Department data show.Continue Reading






Barron’s editorial page editor explores new trade deal

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s uses his latest editorial commentary to spell out key elements of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Although TPP is considerably less than a free-trade agreement, it does aim to reduce tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade among the signatories—especially the poorest countries that have the largest and broadest trade restrictions andContinue Reading






This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Changes in social media have created challenges for N.C. lawmakers and courts as they try to balance free-speech rights with efforts to protect the public from sexual predators and other criminals. Jon Guze explores that balancing act in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains how occupational licensing restrictions create obstacles forContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s concerns about the negative impacts of Obamacare. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on a new tool that could help North Carolina rein in growth of the state’s regulatory burden. An interview with Stanford professor John B. Taylor explains how a return toContinue Reading






Very encouraging update of NC’s sunset and periodic review of rules

This morning the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee, where my colleague Becki Gray and I spoke about a state REINS Act, also heard a report on the progress of the periodic review and examination of existing rules from Molly Masich and Abigail Hammond at the Office of Administrative Hearings. The update was veryContinue Reading