Planning (page 2)

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    Health care for the poor

    Keith Smith co-founded the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which describes itself as a “free market-loving, price-displaying, state-of-the-art, AAAHC accredited, doctor owned, multispecialty surgical facility in central OK.” In a recent interview, Smith advised “not to consider the poor in the aggregate.” They are individuals; and I believe that individuals…
    Joseph Coletti, November 22, 2019
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    Charlotte 6th easiest city to do business in North America

    A new report examines how easy it is to do business in cities around North America. The  start a business, register a property, get electricity, find and keep employees, pay taxes, and get through insolvency. Charlotte ranks sixth on the index, behind Oklahoma City, Arlington (VA), Sioux Falls,…
    Joseph Coletti, October 28, 2019
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    It’s Economics! Restricting the Supply of Housing Increases the Prices

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on restrictive housing regulations and their relationship with housing shortages in parts of the country. Sanders writes: Outdated zoning, rent controls, and other regulations are preventing people in high-demand urban settings from providing affordable housing arrangements, such as adding accessory dwelling units…
    Brenee Goforth, October 24, 2019
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    N.C. Hospital Concentration, Price, and Usage

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on a national report conducted by the Health Care Cost Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to Roberts: [the report takes] an in-depth look at the hospital markets in 112 of America’s largest metropolitan areas. The report is…
    Brenee Goforth, October 1, 2019
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    “Anywhere you live, you’ve got to have rules and regulations. Otherwise, you would just have whatever.”

    The comment above is from Forest Park City Manager Angela Redding, explaining to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter why the city shut down a fruit and vegetable stand operated by an area preschool. The garden originally started as an outdoor learning environment for kids who needed to get out…
    Terry Stoops, September 24, 2019
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    Should North Carolina Insure Our Health Insurance?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief examining the merits of reinsurance in state health exchanges and whether or not it could be a viable option for North Carolina. What is Reinsurance? It works a lot like personal health insurance. In individual health insurance, you pay a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 19, 2019
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    What replaces the old institutions?

    Younger people and older working class men are the vanguard of a loss of trust in traditional institutions. They have been hardest hit by lack of opportunity and lack of human connection. Jordan Roberts has commented on the effects among Millennials. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic highlights the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2019
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    CJ Reports: GOP lawmakers vow to speed disaster relief for Hurricanes Florence and Matthew

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on North Carolina’s slow-moving response to hurricanes Florence and Matthew. Conrad writes: Jones County residents are still feeling the effects of recent hurricanes. At least one of the county’s three towns remains flooded, and two of its six schools were condemned. … Last…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019