Regulation (page 287)

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    The first locovore also ate organic

    Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day: … is from page 557 of Will Durant’s 1950 volume, The Age of Faith; here Durant writes about the typical medieval peasant: He shared in the social life of the village, but had no cultural interests.  He could not read; a literate…
    Michael Sanera, March 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a state representative’s efforts to legalize raw milk sales. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Left, Right, and Center approaches to targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    House Committee testimony: Just legalize raw milk already

    At this point, with so much safe and legal consumption of raw milk around the world, I wonder how anyone can oppose its legalization in North Carolina. Hear my testimony before the House Select Committee on Agricultural Regulations (four minutes, mp3): [audio:http://thestatelessman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/RawMilkTestimony.mp3] As it stands, North Carolina has…
    Fergus Hodgson, March 9, 2012
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    Goldberg looks ahead to the future of completely automated automobiles

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online muses on the likely impact of the completely automated car that’s likely to arrive in the not-too-distant future. What I find most disturbing to contemplate is what this would mean for American liberty. Health…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly have complained that the state’s latest budget dropped North Carolina to 49th in the nation in education funding. Terry Stoops probes the accuracy of that claim in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss the $56 million taxpayers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    New at CJO: Appeals Court strikes down state video sweepstakes ban

    Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online about this week’s N.C. Court of Appeals ruling striking down the state’s ban against video sweepstakes games.
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2012
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    Split N.C. Appeals Court throws out restrictions on video sweepstakes games

    In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the state in its legal fight with video sweepstakes game owners. Judge Ann Marie Calabria’s opinion in one of the cases concludes: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-306.4 regulates constitutionally protected speech. Specifically,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    ‘Meaning well is no substitute for doing well’

    Daniel J. Flynn pens that line near the end of his latest column posted at Human Events. Flynn highlights several examples of the unintended consequences associated with government efforts to “do something” about a perceived problem. The average price of a gallon of gasoline…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012