Regulation (page 294)

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    Targeting more than clean air with the Clean Air Act

    Even if you buy the notion that the original federal Clean Air Act was a good idea designed to promote health and protect the environment, little that’s been done to amend or adjust the law over the last four decades has addressed either health or environmental issues. Instead the law…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Vouchers offer the most transparent, easy-to-understand option for state lawmakers interested in pursuing school choice this year. Terry Stoops explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lawmakers are pursuing a photo identification requirement for North Carolina voters. You’ll hear Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, discuss his…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2013
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    Tackling minimum wage myths

    The latest issue of National Review contains the latest evidence refuting myths involving the minimum wage. Kevin Hassett dissects President Obama’s recent rhetoric on the topic. The president’s humble objective was to make sure that “no one who works full time [has] to live…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2013
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    Drug regulators’ ‘pre-emption doctrine’ worth preserving?

    Tevi Troy devotes a Wall Street Journal column to a U.S. Supreme Court case involving something known as the “pre-emption doctrine” in connection with the Federal Food and Drug Administration. The pre-emption doctrine, urged by the FDA during the Bush administration, was established to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2013
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    Bailed-out banks in worse shape now than before they took the taxpayer cash?

    I know that’s a shocking concept, but it’s one professed by Neil Barofsky, senior fellow at New York University and former special inspector general of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. The latest Barron’s discusses Barofsky’s recent public statements about the banks. Barofsky,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2013
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    Forbes thinks Daily Show’s Stewart deserves a Nobel Prize

    Steve Forbes explains in the latest Forbes magazine why he believes Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” should win the Nobel Prize in economics. The Nobel committee wouldn’t even have to issue a new one; it could just revoke the one it awarded to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It makes sense for North Carolina to legalize payday lending. Jon Sanders explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato pans a report that suggests subsidies of renewable energy have boosted the North Carolina economy by more than $1 billion. Darrell Allison of Parents…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2013
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    Commentary writer offers interesting take on the case against the soda ban

    Walter Olson of the Cato Institute shares with Commentary readers the significance of a judge’s decision to strike down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s soda restrictions. In the short term, Judge Tingling’s decision is a delicious win for consumer liberty against the Napoleonic…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2013