Category Archives: Regulation

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Ashbrook Center executive director Roger Beckett’s insights about the importance of studying original historical documents. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains North Carolina’s renewable energy debate is not designed for the faint of heart.

Low Cost Reliable Energy – where do you stand?

You should know where JLF stands on N.C.’s mandate and subsidies for renewable energy and subsidies. We’ve written extensively about North Carolina’s renewable energy portfolio standards and what a bad deal it is here and here and here and here and here and here — all with additional links to even further information and studies. ThereContinue Reading

Human Events writer documents consequences of housing regulations

Steven Greenhut writes for Human Events about the unintended impact of California’s housing rules. California’s housing prices plummeted after the bubble burst in 2008, but now are approaching levels not seen since the market’s height – especially along the Southern California coast and around San Francisco Bay. This has reignited the perennial question: What shouldContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s vote to move the state’s presidential primary to March. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explores potential benefits from reforming North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.

Leef’s latest Forbes column questions bar exam barrier

George Leef explains for Forbes readers why the bar exam is not necessarily the best tool for determining prospective lawyers’ competence. Instead of ensuring that all legal practitioners are competent, the bar exam (and its long prelude, law school) merely creates an artificial barrier that keeps many people from competing in the market for legalContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the U.S. Supreme Court’s order of a new review for N.C. congressional and legislative election maps. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal touts the importance of low-cost electricity for the N.C. economy.

New website documents costs of minimum wage increases

Bill McMorris reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a new tool in the effort the fight misguided government-mandated minimum wage increases. Minimum wage hikes adopted across the country will have numerous unintended consequences for those they are trying to help, according to a new website documenting the human cost of wage mandates. The EmploymentContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill designed to cap and sunset the state’s renewable energy mandates. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how an overintrusive government threatens your freedom to choose your own food.