Regulation (page 292)

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    Commerce Clause gives no license to regulate from cradle to grave

    More comments from Chief Justice Roberts on the limits of the Commerce Clause in the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (Obamacare) decision: Everyone will likely participate in the markets for food, clothing, transportation, shelter, or energy; that does not authorize Congress to direct them to purchase particular products…
    Terry Stoops, June 28, 2012
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    Obamacare: Roberts on the limits of the Commerce Clause

    Chief Justice Roberts comments on the limits of the Commerce Clause in the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (Obamacare) decision: People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society. Those failures—joined with the similar…
    Terry Stoops, June 28, 2012
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    Staddon’s ‘malign hand’

    Read just the title of John Staddon‘s new book, The Malign Hand of the Markets, and you might get the wrong impression about the Duke professor’s primary message. Free-market, limited-government advocates might cringe at the thought that a friendly academic is trashing the notion that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2012
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    Stossel sticks up for discrimination

    John Stossel doesn’t like racial discrimination any more than you do, but his latest column explains why discrimination in other forms can be a good thing. Even Bill O’Reilly lectures me that government should ban discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Most Americans agree…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Signé Thomas reports for Carolina Journal Online about s controversy in North Carolina involving hunting dog regulations. John Hood’s Daily Journal thanks N.C. House Minority Leader Joe Hackney for clarifying Demcorats’ attitudes about limiting access to a high-quality public education.
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2012
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    Medical Freedom Zones in Wyoming: Enjoy your first angioplasty then explore Yellowstone

    Check out the table below:        International Price Differentials in Medical Tourism Procedure U.S. Retail Price Insurer’s Cost India Thailand Singapore Angioplasty $98, 618 $44,268 $11,000 $13,000 $13,000 Heart Bypass $210,842 $94,277 $10,000 $12,000 $20,000 Heart-valve replacement $274,395 $122,969 $9,500 $10,500 $13,000 Hip replacement $75,399 $31,485 $9,000…
    L. Monahan, June 25, 2012
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    NPR producers get it: Occupational licensing is thinly veiled protectionism and out of control

    I have to admit most NPR shows are, to put it gently, not to my liking. However, they are now exposing the lunacy of occupational licensing, and I commend them for this audio segment and article. Click here or below to listen (4 minutes): [audio:http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2012/06/20120621_me_08.mp3] They rightly note…
    Fergus Hodgson, June 21, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Wake County commissioners’ vote this week not to place a transit-related sales-tax hike on the November ballot. John Hood’s Daily Journal punctures the myths surrounding “smart growth.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2012