Regulation (page 289)

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    More evidence of the problems associated with overregulation

    The latest edition of The American Scholar, a Phi Beta Kappa publication, features South Carolina law professor William J. Quirk’s lengthy examination of the “too big to fail” phenomenon. Among his more interesting topics involves the government’s ability to regulate the big banks. Can the big…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new law that eases restrictions on food trucks in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal documents a poor ranking for North Carolina from the Institute for Truth in Accounting.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2012
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    New at CJO: Proposed N.C. wind farm faces multiple threats

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about three separate obstacles facing a proposed coastal North Carolina wind farm.
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    One of the most important races on the November election ballot has yet to attract much public attention: the race for a seat on North Carolina’s Supreme Court. John Hood explains the significance of the contest during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson offers updates…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2012
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    Former politician on failed government regulation: Oops

    Becky Quick shares in the latest Fortune magazine former Republican congressman Mike Oxley’s assessment of the long-term impact of the much-derided Sarbanes-Oxley legislation he co-authored with a Democratic senator a decade ago. His surprising regret? “I would have initially had more of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online the latest developments in a lawsuit pitting a diet blogger against North Carolina state regulators. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains that Americans can learn valuable lessons from Europe’s economic woes.
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2012
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    No counties, you can’t force developers to pay for new schools

    Sorry counties, but you can’t adopt an “adequate public facilities ordinance” as a means of requiring residential developers to pay for new schools. The N.C. Supreme Court, in a split decision, said on Friday that counties can‘t use their zoning powers to adopt such a requirement. The court also said…
    Barry Smith, August 24, 2012
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    Will offers more evidence that the government needs a diet

    George Will‘s latest column exposes one more detrimental aspect of the federal stimulus plan: money geared toward fighting obesity. Because nothing is as immortal as a temporary government program, the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), a creature of the stimulus, was folded into…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2012