Regulation (page 293)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson’s latest report for Carolina Journal Online attempts to track down the identity of the person who looked at a 4-year-old Hoke County preschool student’s lunch and found it insufficient — thus sparking a national furor. Michael Sanera’s guest Daily Journal critiques Wake County’s $4.6…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    Will tackles rent control

    The latest target of George Will‘s erudition is rent control. James and Jeanne Harmon reside in and supposedly own a five-story brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a building that has been in their family since 1949. But they have, so to speak, houseguests…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2012
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    More national TV attention for Burrows and the ‘chicken nugget’ story

    Sara Burrows of Carolina Journal joined CNN this morning to discuss the furor over the Hoke County preschool lunch inspection story.
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2012
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    In case you missed her …

    Sara Burrows of Carolina Journal discussed her “chicken nugget” story with Megyn Kelly on Fox News.
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2012
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    Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
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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