Regulation (page 295)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Roy Cordato about North Carolina’s smoking ban as an example of government overreach. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the bad grade the UNC system earns for efficiency.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    Just when you thought the European political situation really couldn’t be that bad …

    The French offer more evidence of their active choice to deny the laws of economics — specifically the impact of the government-mandated minimum wage — as documented in the latest Newsweek. When François Hollande pushed ahead with plans to raise the national minimum wage,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2012
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    Why the hate for fracking?

    Other than environmentalist zealots who believe the world would be better off without people, who opposes hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Carolina? Some people have legitimate environmental concerns about the process, while others raise good questions (including property-rights issues) about the regulatory scheme…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2012
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    Borders tackles minimum wage myths

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update subjects the minimum wage to a reality test. I can’t believe we’re still arguing about the minimum wage. Analyses like the [one in the video below] are so clear. The economic realities are so obvious to anyone who…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2012
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    N.C.’s Burr co-authors National Review Online column warning of an ‘Obamatax’

    North Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr joins Oklahoma colleague Tom Coburn in writing a new National Review Online column warning of an impending “Obamatax.” As we continue to review last week’s sweeping decision and its consequences for the American people, it…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2012
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    Forbes highlights freedom’s power

    The latest Forbes includes Steve Forbes‘ thoughts about the power of freedom to “outfox control freaks.” During the Depression states passed numerous so-called fair-trade laws to prevent “murderous” price ­discounting by merchants. After World War II Eugene Ferkauf opened the E.J. Korvette chain of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2012
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    Lileks examines the likelihood of collective action on big American projects today

    The latest “Athwart” column from National Review‘s James Lileks probes President Obama’s assertion in a recent economic speech that the Hoover Dam and moon shot are great examples of “things WE did together via the nimble digits of federal authority.” Let’s back up. Hoover Dam? Hah!…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online how elected officials and regulators are standing in the way of North Carolina entrepreneurs who hope to enter foreign markets. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why the status quo is not OK in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2012