Regulation (page 2)

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    The Right AOC on Point: Gym owners blast lawmaker who voted against them four times

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses a recent social media furor involving N.C. gym owners and a lawmaker who voted against their businesses reopening. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that Republican legislators label Gov. Roy Cooper’s new budget proposal “spend now, pray later.” John Trump’s Daily Journal calls Cooper’s approach to COVID-19 “inconsistent, clumsy, hurtful.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of hospital consolidation for a western N.C. nurses union debate. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a little-known N.C. historical figure who fought for freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    Shower rules: When government regulates the most personal parts of life

    Editors at the Washington Examiner decry “the petty tyrants in your shower,” exposing a clear case of federal government overregulation. When President Trump objected to federal regulations of shower heads and when the Department of Energy this week proposed to undo President Barack Obama’s shower rules, Trump’s critics…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2020
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    Harvard Epidemiologist Says FDA Is Blocking a Breakthrough COVID-19 Strategy

    In a recent article in the Harvard Gazette, Michal Mina (assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) explains why cheap, daily, do-it-yourself tests could be “as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission.” He says a strategy based on…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2020
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    Martin Center column advocates GED equivalent for college degree

    Bill McMillan writes for the Martin Center about an alternative to the traditional college degree. As higher education undergoes dramatic changes thanks to the coronavirus, reformers should aim higher than expanding online education. Now is a propitious time to end the dominance of accreditation agencies in higher ed and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As Carolina Journal Radio marks its 900th weekly episode, Amy Cooke looks ahead to the future of the program’s role in promoting individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited constitutional government. Jon Guze explains why the John Locke Foundation is taking part in an eminent domain case…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2020
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    New Bipartisan Florida Licensure Law Could Pave The Way For N.C.

    The state of Florida recently passed a revolutionary bill for workers and consumers. As Jon Sanders explains in his most recent research brief: Reason called it “the most sweeping occupational licensing reform in history.” The Institute for Justice said it “repeals more occupational licensing laws than any licensing…
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2020