Leslee Kulba


Posts by Leslee Kulba (page 6)

  • So Mangled, Where Does One Begin Criticism?

    Intellectuals who read Atlas Shrugged used to laugh at how preposterous it was. Nobody was as stupid as the bad guys, we all believed. In the last ten years, though, there have been a few days when it appeared the federal government was using the sci-fi novel as a playbook.
    Leslee Kulba, April 6, 2016
  • A Slice of the Hyper-regulatory Climate

    Pedophiles must register, and they aren’t allowed in public parks – but many legislators and high-powered businesses, like PayPal, want them to be able to go into little girls’ rooms. We said before the popular notion of government is not as an agent to protect innocents from evil, but as…
    Leslee Kulba, April 6, 2016
  • Time Out

    I don’t like protests, but I’m going into protest mode. It has something to do with three major deadlines this week and the unexpected death of my mother requiring a trip out of town for four days. Besides much time fending off all the good people who are trying to…
    Leslee Kulba, April 5, 2016
  • Helpless Little Knaves We

    Compiling the monthly news briefs for another media outlet this morning, I am once again seriously dismayed. Just about all the business news for Western North Carolina pertains to government donations, economic development incentives, corporate welfare, or sweetheart deals. Missing is the old idea that business involves production and trade.
    Leslee Kulba, April 5, 2016
  • Action to Deregulate Could Use Some Support

    Bill Draft 2015-TQz-40, not ready for introduction, would eliminate licensing requirements for a number of professions and consolidate a number of licensing boards. Impacted professions include: fee-based pastoral counselors; interpreters and translators; electrolysis and laser hair practitioners; irrigation contractors; recreational therapists and recreational therapy assistants; acupuncturists; athletic trainers; foresters;…
    Leslee Kulba, April 4, 2016
  • Summoning the Spirit of the Law

    A common reason to retain a lawyer is to find ways to break the law and avoid punishment. Saith the Smoky Mountain News: The legislation that set up the framework to allow fracking in North Carolina made it clear that any local rules contradicting the state regulations would be…
    Leslee Kulba, April 4, 2016
  • How DeBruhl Stopped Corporate Welfare

    A very interesting article in the Mountain Xpress credits Buncombe County commissioner and candidate for chairman Miranda DeBruhl with preventing the county from giving corporate welfare to Deschutes Brewery. The article alleges duplicity promulgated either by Henderson or Buncombe county management in claiming Deschutes had made an offer on…
    Leslee Kulba, April 2, 2016
  • Wine & Circuses

    The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s warehouse is expanding from 18,000 to almost 26,000 sq. ft. On this blog, we have often stated booze sales and alcoholism tend to run countercyclical with the economy, so make what you will of the claim that Asheville ABC stores have more than doubled…
    Leslee Kulba, April 2, 2016