Regulation (page 292)

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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
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    IJ’s Mellor spells out the stakes of the ObamaCare case

    The latest issue of Forbes features commentary from Chip Mellor, president and general counsel of the Institute for Justice, about the potential impact of the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare. [S]weeping as congressional ­authority was under the Commerce Clause, even after [Gonzales v.] Raich,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2012
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    Borders highlights regulatory capture

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update features an entry that highlights the problem of regulators who end up “captured” by the interests they regulate. It’s troubling, but most people don’t realize regulation is a big corporation’s best friend. Those who rail against corporations so…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2012
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    This is Sara Burrows’ school lunch story that Rush, Hannity, etc., were talking about today

    In case you missed it, Sara’s Carolina Journal Online exclusive that was posted early this morning burned up the talk shows and the Web today. Rush Limbaugh read much of it aloud. It was a discussion topic on Sean Hannity’s radio program. TheBlaze.com weighed in. Fox8 in…
    Rick Henderson, February 14, 2012
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    Rush knows the ‘chicken nugget’ story is crazy

    Rush Limbaugh‘s national radio audience had a chance this afternoon to hear the results of Sara Burrows’ reporting: RUSH: This is from Rayford [sic], North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I’m gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here. “A preschooler at West…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    Speaking of regulation …

    … an editorial in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek demonstrates the bias in favor of an overactive government. The discussion involves the Federal Election Commission. The commission is made up of three Democrats and three Republicans. Like the Democrats, the Republicans stay true to their school, using…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    Those job-creating federal regulations

    You’ve hard all about job-killing regulations. Bloomberg Businessweek isn’t buying it. Government regulations do kill jobs, often by the thousands. Although it’s too early to tell how many layoffs may result from health-care and Wall Street reforms, there is a body of research going…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Hoke County preschooler forced to eat chicken nuggets because a government worker decided her home-prepared lunch wasn’t nutritious. John Hood’s Daily Journal provides some facts to battle the rhetoric about tax “fairness.”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012