Regulation (page 289)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would limit N.C. cities’ ability to regulate the aesthetic appearance  of new homes. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of the next two weeks of legislative debate.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the debate over proposed certificate-of-need reforms for North Carolina. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal offers a progress report for the 2013 legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2013
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    In case you think those congressional experts have fixed banking’s problems

    If you need yet more evidence that the Dodd-Frank financial regulations will do little to solve the finance-related problems associated with the Great Recession, here’s the opening exchange of a Money magazine interview with Stanford finance and economics professor Anat Admati.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2013
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    Think we need big banks?

    Simon Johnson, professor of entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offers an alternative view in the pages of Bloomberg Businessweek. Since you wrote your book 13 Bankers [in 2010], the situation of the big banks hasn’t changed much, has it? If the banks were…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2013
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    When government gridlock is good

    Thomas Woods likes to say, “Don’t just do something — stand there!” One suspects Woods might derive some pleasure in reading Bloomberg Businessweek‘s description of the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission. To say the FEC is broken is a parody of understatement. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2013
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    Regulators will spend and spend without achieving their goal

    Jim McTague‘s latest “D.C. Current” column in Barron’s offers evidence that free-market enthusiasts are not necessarily blind to markets’ flaws. Yet McTague also highlights the problem of trusting government regulators to address market flaws cost-efficiently. Unhappy Third Anniversary! Back on the afternoon of May…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2013
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    Saying no to Sunstein’s nudging

    The latest issue of Commentary magazine features Heather Wilhelm’s review of the new book from former Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein. In addition to noting the irony that a book “describing the various rules and regulations enacted during Obama’s first term — including those charming trifles…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2013
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    History Channel’s magazine profiles Eustace Conway and other ‘Mountain Men’

    The latest cover story in the History Channel’s magazine profiles “Mountain Men: Living Off the Land.” The article is not yet posted online, but the following excerpt opens the piece. “What this land means for me is life. It’s about existence,” says Eustace Conway. “This is home.”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2013