Regulation (page 2)

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    Beware simple government solutions

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online asks readers to question government experts who claim to offer the best answers to complicated questions. The things that make people want to put czars in charge of complicated and intractable problems are also the things that make it a terrible idea…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Momentum builds toward ABC reforms, but don’t get cocky

    Carolina Journal‘s John Trump writes for Daily Journal: Lawmakers this session have filed what amounts to a jumble of bills designed to ease restrictive Prohibition-era rules enacted in the first half of the 20th century. These bills, including an omnibus measure filed Tuesday in the House, would allow distillers…
    Anna Manning, April 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. policy linked to rural broadband service. John Tump’s Daily Journal focuses on the likelihood of state alcohol regulation reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2019
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    Breaking the law without knowing it

    Dale Cox reminds us with a Federalist column that most of us break laws without ever knowing it. Government regulations affect every aspect of our lives, even though the pace of adding new regulations has decreased somewhat recently. In 2016, there were approximately 46,074 pages detailing federal law…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2019
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    Overregulation’s role in killing off international adoptions

    Jayme Metzgar writes at the Federalist website about the impact of regulation on overseas adoptions. International adoptions to America have been falling dramatically for the past 15 years, and a recent report shows that the decline hasn’t slowed. The U.S. Department of State’s annual intercountry adoption report to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    No need for rule by bureaucrats

    Jon Riches writes at National Review Online about the importance of taking on administrative agency power. We live in a system where administrative agencies exercise extraordinary power. Under existing law, administrative agencies are free to fine people, deny them licenses, and even recommend criminal penalties for alleged violations…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    After months of rumors about his job status, East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton has announced his resignation. Rick Henderson analyzes the circumstances surrounding Staton’s departure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Mike Schietzelt explains why North Carolina’s haphazard collection of criminal laws creates a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2019
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    Raleigh overregulation kills off e-scooters

    Once again, when market choices don't square with their dictates, Raleigh's leaders choose to be on the cane-waving side of the "Keep off our lawn" news stories.
    Jon Sanders, March 28, 2019