Regulation

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law in North Carolina blocking corporations from giving members legal advice. The Daily Journal explains how upcoming N.C. Supreme Court decisions could help people make decisions in the state’s 2020 elections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers’ efforts to redraw the state’s congressional election map. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights lessons learned from North Carolina’s latest votes on alcohol sales.
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Occupational licensing a big impediment to NC being First in Freedom

    The Fraser Institute’s newly released report ranking states according to economic freedom has me thinking of what could be. Mitch Kokai discusses the findings, which gives us the relatively high ranking of 14th. Thing is, a state that boasts of being “First in Freedom” can’t be satisfied with second…
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on constitutional questions surrounding North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding dispute. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains how congressional Democrats are trying to take away North Carolina’s health care flexibility.
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    More Journalistic Malfeasance by the New York Times

    In a recent twitter thread, Bjorn Lomborg exposes many deliberate distortions in a NYT report on sea level rise due to climate change: It’s a detailed expose, so read the whole thing!…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2019
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    Washington Examiner column pans certificates of need

    Spence Cadavero writes for the Washington Examiner about the negative impact of certificate-of-need restrictions. While healthcare costs are rising, many look to government intervention as a viable solution. They forget how previous government interventions created many of today’s healthcare system problems. Take, for example, laws requiring “certificates of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    Lights out for California

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights California’s pitiful response to recent wildfires. California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    “Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Matthew J. Neidell, Shinsuke Uchida, and Marcella Veronesi that was published by National Bureau of Economic Research this month. Here’s the abstract: This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation of unintended effects from invoking the precautionary principle after the Fukushima…
    Jon Guze, October 29, 2019