Property rights (page 7)

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    States and Cities Look To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

    Its a called a meeting of the minds when a person agrees to buy a product or service at the price and under the terms presented by a seller. Whether the scenario involves buying a can of soup at a grocery store, or renting a room for a night in…
    Donna Martinez, May 8, 2018
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    Property rights in urban America

    Gary Libecap has spent a career examining property rights and the environment—water, fisheries, land surveying, and mineral rights, among other topics. In his current working paper he argues that America’s grant of rights to the mineral wealth of land on the frontier contributed to the country’s dynamism, but…
    Joseph Coletti, May 1, 2018
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    Another review plugging ‘Little Pink House’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the new movie depicting the infamous Kelo property-rights case. Since the Supreme Court’s decision, Kelo has become a rallying point for proponents of stronger protections for property rights. President George W. Bush responded to the ruling at the federal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2018
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    Will praises ‘Little Pink House’

    With the film “Little Pink House” scheduled for an April 25 screening in Raleigh, you might be interested in George Will‘s review posted at National Review Online. Coming soon to a cinema near you—you can make this happen; read on—is a bite-your-nails true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    The Power of Government To Seize Your Property

    Yes, the government has the power to take your property — even if you haven’t been convicted of a crime. Scott Bullock, president and general counsel at the Institute for Justice, discusses his group’s work to fight civil-asset forfeiture abuse. Bullock offered these comments during an interview for…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Pro-growth policies have helped boost North Carolina’s economy. Becki Gray explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops picks apart a recent High Point University poll that suggests widespread bipartisan agreement on issues involving public education spending. Scott Bullock of the Institute for…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2018
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    City of Raleigh On Short-Term Rentals: Do What We Say, Not What We Do

    The News & Observer reports that four City of Raleigh employees who attended Austin’s South by Southwest festival used Air BnB for their accommodations. And it’s not the first time. You might be thinking, well, ok, so what if they found a good deal? Agreed. Problem is, the city…
    Donna Martinez, March 26, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the state Department of Transportation again in cases linked to the Map Act. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina’s political picture offer lessons for the rest of the nation.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2018