Property rights (page 8)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special $58 million fund connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project continues to generate controversy. Rick Henderson discusses the latest developments, including a potential separation-of-powers fight between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
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    Rent-seeking: How lobbying can be like Blackbeard

    Lobbyists and pirates are both notorious rent-seekers. They spend some of their resources to capture others' resources without producing anything of value to the others.
    Jon Sanders, February 13, 2018
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    Affordable Housing Mandates Reduce Affordable Housing

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, American Enterprise Institute scholars Paul Kupiec and Edward Pinto advance the argument that Affordable Houising mandates “create a vicious circle of higher prices and reduced demand.” As they note, trying to make housing affordable by government decree is a fools errand.
    Kory Swanson, February 13, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legal challenges for opponents of new solar energy operations in North Carolina. The Daily Journal highlights a high-profile former federal prosecutor’s assessment of the contrast between secretive federal investigations focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2018
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    Learn to distinguish cronyism from market competition

    Cronyism is directly opposed to market competition. After all, you don't have government forcing people to do what they'd do anyway. That's why there's no law saying you have to put on your pants before your shoes.
    Jon Sanders, February 9, 2018
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    The Road To Freedom in North Carolina

    First principles are not only relevant today, we’re using them to drive North Carolina’s transformation to First in Freedom among the states. How are we doing it? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2018
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    CJ Exclusive: Rural Solar Developments Pit Neighbor Against Neighbor

    Excellent story by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way about the tensions and conflicts that occur in some rural areas when some landowners want to lease their property to be used as solar farms. Hugh Steele of Winston-Salem owns a 60-acre farm he inherited from family members. It adjoins the property…
    Donna Martinez, January 23, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that solar energy projects in North Carolina are pitting neighbor against neighbor. The Daily Journal explains why an education statistic called “per-pupil expenditure” offers a misleading picture about North Carolina’s public school funding.
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2018