Regulation (page 291)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The story of a Hoke County 4-year-old who ate school-prepared chicken nuggets instead of her home-prepared turkey-and-cheese sandwich because of nanny-state regulations has attracted national attention. Rick Henderson discusses the story’s most recent developments during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Sanera will discuss his latest…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2012
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    About that legislation Tillis ‘muscled through’ the legislature

    You might have read this morning about a left-leaning watchdog group’s criticism of N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis over legislation that changes rules for the consumer loan industry. Carolina Journal Online readers might remember an interview with University of Tennessee finance professor Harold Black that supported…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2012
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    New at CJO: Critics, supporters target child care nutrition rules

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Child Care Commission’s consideration this week of nutrition rules that have come under fire in the wake of the well-publicized “chicken nuggets” story.
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012
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    Borders addresses inflation fears

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update features timely observations about inflation: Notice how in the lead-up to the election there seems to be slight improvement in the unemployment rate. But we’re also starting to see the “ragged” forms of inflation to which Steve Horwitz…
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012
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    North Carolina’s approach to natural gas fracking

    North Carolina is in a unique position among the states when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for natural gas. That’s the assessment of Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy. Fine discussed North Carolina, fracking, and “shale gas wars” during a presentation today to the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    More ammunition for Fed foes

    Those who believe the Federal Reserve‘s nearly 100-year-old record leaves much to be desired ought to read the latest “Economic Beat” column from Gene Epstein of Barron’s. Only subscribers will be able to read the column online at this point, but here’s an enlightening excerpt:…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    Life imitates Hogan’s Heros

    From Ken Green at AEI.  See Ken’s comment and video here.  Just like SGT Schultz, Obama knows nothing about the cause of high gas prices.  He is not to blame.
    Michael Sanera, February 23, 2012
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    The new ‘freedom lunch’?

    Jon Ham has suggested that the turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with banana, potato chips, and apple juice, ought to be dubbed the “freedom lunch.” The National Center for Public Policy Research organized a lunch with that menu today at Washington’s Freedom Plaza. You might enjoy this photo from…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2012