Category Archives: Regulation

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with historian Sean Scott about the role of religion on the home front during the Civil War. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal examines a recent court ruling that could mean bad news for North Carolina’s restrictive occupational licensing regime.

Leef’s latest Forbes column takes on public-sector unions

George Leef’s latest Forbes column labels public-sector unionization “one of America’s worst blunders.” This country has made a lot of terrible financial blunders. Easily among the top ten would be the decision to allow public employees to form unions and engage in collective bargaining. Only a little more than 50 years old, that mistake hasContinue Reading

Guess who ends up paying Obamacare’s higher costs?

Robert King reports for the Washington Examiner on hospitals’ response to rising costs associated with the (ahem) Affordable Care Act. Hospitals have found loopholes to avoid penalties linked to Obamacare, but at the expense of patients’ wallets. The controversial law puts an impetus on improving the quality of care, doling out penalties or incentives forContinue Reading

Good outcomes more important than good intentions

Kevin Williamson‘s latest column for National Review Online considers the results of recent choices made with the best intentions. News item: There is a new cholesterol-control drug on the market, Repatha, which is enormously beneficial to people who suffer serious side effects from the statins commonly used to control cholesterol or who derive no benefitContinue Reading

How the government should encourage more fuel-efficient vehicles

Robert Zubrin shares with National Review Online readers one way the government could help pave the way — so to speak — for much more fuel-efficient motor vehicles. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve more stringent mandates. President Obama wants new American cars to average 55 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. But Americans couldContinue Reading

Government workers take advantage of forum for taxpayers

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the interesting results of a program designed to collect taxpayers’ comments and suggestions about one Cabinet-level federal department. A tool meant to provide customer service to the public from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has turned into a message board full of complaintsContinue Reading

A realistic post-Obama response to Obamacare

Tevi Troy examines for Commentary magazine readers the prospects for repeal, replacement, and/or reform of the Affordable Care Act once Barack Obama leaves the White House. Republicans have long been accused of not having alternatives to the ACA, but in truth, if anything, Republicans and conservatives have designed and proposed too many plans to replaceContinue Reading

A look into the world Uber is disrupting

Why has Uber stirred up such controversy? Because the company and similar outfits such as Lyft and Sidecar have challenged entrenched interests like the New York City taxi mogul profiled in the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. According to the city, the Taxi King controls 860 cabs (Freidman says he actually operates more than 1,100).Continue Reading