Regulation (page 289)

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    Wake County sustainability task force member pans the group’s work

    The final report from Wake County’s environmental sustainability task force relies too much on a flawed decision-making process, bad assumptions, and incomplete analysis. That’s the verdict of a task force member: JLF’s Michael Sanera. He’s releasing a 4,000-word critique of the group’s work in advance of county commissioners’ consideration of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    Krauthammer digs deeper into the meaning of the Obama administration’s contraception ‘compromise’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column gives President Obama kudos for the political victory associated with his administration’s recent compromise on contraception coverage. But Krauthammer says the plan has more disturbing long-term implications. [T]he accounting device worked politically. It took only a handful of compliant Catholic…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson’s latest report for Carolina Journal Online attempts to track down the identity of the person who looked at a 4-year-old Hoke County preschool student’s lunch and found it insufficient — thus sparking a national furor. Michael Sanera’s guest Daily Journal critiques Wake County’s $4.6…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    Will tackles rent control

    The latest target of George Will‘s erudition is rent control. James and Jeanne Harmon reside in and supposedly own a five-story brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a building that has been in their family since 1949. But they have, so to speak, houseguests…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2012
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    More national TV attention for Burrows and the ‘chicken nugget’ story

    Sara Burrows of Carolina Journal joined CNN this morning to discuss the furor over the Hoke County preschool lunch inspection story.
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2012
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    In case you missed her …

    Sara Burrows of Carolina Journal discussed her “chicken nugget” story with Megyn Kelly on Fox News.
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2012
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    Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
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    Ferguson highlights a libertarian billionaire’s concerns

    Niall Ferguson devotes much of his latest Newsweek column to showcasing “one of the most interesting and original thinkers in America today,” Peter Thiel. Thiel’s pessimism is … unusual, as is his conservatism. He is an avowed libertarian, with a preference for…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2012