Regulation

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    A new ruling’s potential impact on Obamacare

    Christopher Jacobs explains at the Federalist website how critics of the Affordable Care Act have picked up some help from an unlikely source. What does a ruling about automobile financing have to do with Obamacare? As it turns out, plenty. This week the Senate acted to repeal a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, epilogue

    Many local governments have their own occupational licensing laws or equivalent regulations. Structural licensing reform must take those into account as well.
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2018
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    Reversing Obama-era union rules

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports on pleas to President Trump to reverse union rule changes adopted during Barack Obama’s administration. Management attorneys and trade groups are petitioning the Trump administration to reverse President Obama’s rule changes that drastically sped up the timeline of union elections.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Efforts to boost safety in N.C. schools include a focus on improving mental health services available to students. Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent legislative school safety meeting that emphasized the need for more school nurses and psychologists. She shares her findings during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 10

    Can the state accomplish a necessary, legitimate purpose used to justify a license while allowing more freedom and imposing fewer burdens on economic opportunity?
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2018
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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    Why even Clinton-era policy ‘guidance’ isn’t safe from the Congressional Review Act

    Hosts of extra-legal federal agency policy "guidance" documents that have spent years masquerading as official rules now face repeal by Congress.
    Jon Sanders, April 17, 2018
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    Maybe the ratings agencies weren’t to blame for the Great Recession

    The Big Short, ironically, opens with an apocryphal Mark Twain epigraph: “It ain’t what you know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so” Thanks to Michael Lewis and Christian Bale, we all know that ratings agencies got mortgage-backed securities wrong and…
    Joseph Coletti, April 17, 2018