Category Archives: Regulation

How regulation extends the lives of dying businesses

Irwin Stelzer explores for The Weekly Standard the role of regulation in extending the lifespan of businesses — and even entire industries — that are ripe for extinction. “The dinosaurs surviving the crunch” was how Stephen Sondheim described women living an outdated lifestyle and grimly aware that “everybody dies.” If Sondheim had the slightest interestContinue Reading

Businessweek mentions one Medicaid problem

Those who have cautioned North Carolina against expanding its troubled Medicaid program will read with interest an article from the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. [T]he Congressional Budget Office estimates that about 8 million people will join the government health insurance program for the poor in 2014. By the end of February, more than 3 million hadContinue Reading

Pro-Obamacare publication has nice things to say about Burr plan

No one would confuse Bloomberg Businessweek with right-of-center publications such as National Review or the Weekly Standard. That’s why it’s particularly interesting to see an editorial in the latest Businessweek with kind words about U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s health care reform proposal. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has offered an alternative to Obamacare. His blueprint followsContinue Reading

Regulators trying to shut down new sources of economic growth

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog an interesting assessment of the harmful role regulators can play in stifling economic innovation. Regulators trying quash services like Airbnb and Uber are standing athwart one of the most important economic developments of the past decade. As Daniel Rothschild explains, the novelty of the peerContinue Reading

Split N.C. Supreme Court sends Map Act case back to trial court

A Map Act case involving property owners targeted by the official corridor map for Winston-Salem’s Northern Beltway will head back to a trial court, thanks to a split ruling today from the N.C. Supreme Court. The court’s majority ruled that a lawsuit from seven plaintiffs cannot be expanded to included more than 800 property ownersContinue Reading

Washington Examiner columnist points to ‘ominous’ sign for Obamacare’s viability

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner analyzes the impact of the federal government’s decision to reverse planned cuts to Medicare Advantage. Obamacare’s expansion of insurance coverage is projected to cost $2 trillion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office, with the costs covered by a reduction in projected Medicare spending and higherContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House District 57 Democratic primary. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal examines the future of Obamacare’s individual mandate.

Obamacare raises health insurance premiums? Shocking

Sarah Hurtubise at The Daily Caller explores a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers and finds some interesting news. Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers. The investment bank’s April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, theContinue Reading