Property rights (page 9)

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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
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    Changes to zoning in Wilmington

    Wilmington’s Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on changes to the city’s zoning ordinances on January 29th.  The proposed changes should be welcomed. They also reveal one of the major problems with zoning. The planning commission will be voting on 11 individual changes, and they’re mostly minor amendments to details…
    Julie Tisdale, January 15, 2018
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    Asheville restricts short-term rentals

    In the least surprising move of the week (maybe the month), Asheville passed tighter restrictions on short-term rentals last night.  I wrote yesterday on this blog about why it’s a bad idea.  Asheville should get out of the way of property owners who want to use their homes…
    Julie Tisdale, January 10, 2018