Regulation (page 2)

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    NBER Study Finds Occupational Licensing Laws Inhibit Labor Mobility

    The paper, “Occupational Licensing and Labor Market Fluidity,” was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Here are some highlights from the authors’ summary of their findings: We use public individual level survey data from the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program…
    Jon Guze, November 5, 2020
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    Amassing evidence against mask mandates

    Yinon Weiss writes for the Federalist about evidence countering the supposed benefits of wearing masks to fight COVID-19. Masks have become a political tool and a talisman. When COVID-19 hit, governments panicked and created enormous fear. … … It is likely that some politicians eventually realized their mistake…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Fighting the political weaponization of COVID-19

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses pushback against mask mandates and other N.C. government restrictions linked to COVID-19. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Trump, Biden, and the Paris climate deal

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner explains the convoluted details of U.S. involvement with the Paris deal on climate change. No matter the result of the presidential election, one thing will be immediately clear: The United States will become the only country in the world not a part…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    National Review questions government’s case against Google

    Editors at National Review Online explore the federal government’s antitrust action against Google. The Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google doesn’t live up to the hype. Early reports suggested a bipartisan group of state attorneys general might join together with the feds and demand the company’s breakup. Instead, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak of Carolina Journal Online reports on a new study that targets the taxpayer cost of allowing public-sector collective bargaining in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s dubious distinction of ranking No. 1 in the South in jobs lost.
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Warning about the ‘redistributionist right’

    Michael Watson delivers National Review Online readers a warning about an unwise policy favored by some on the political right. If making American workplace relations more like those in the social-democratic countries of continental Europe sounds like something out of the political program of Senators Elizabeth Warren (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020