Regulation (page 295)

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    Government Hypocrisy, but I repeat myself

    Obama, Holder and state attorneys general take banks to the cleaners and don’t even mention government complicity in the housing crisis. The leaders of the Fed, Fannie, and Freddie along with Barney Frank are the ones who should be in jail for this crisis. I guess it too much to…
    Michael Sanera, February 9, 2012
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    Heritage Foundation notes the religious anger over Obama’s attack on Catholics

    The Heritage Foundation notes here the growing anger expressed by religious groups over Obamacare regulations that violate the First Amendment protection of religious freedom. I am happy to say that my church, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, has joined the fight. It is a rare moment indeed when faith denominations…
    Michael Sanera, February 9, 2012
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    Obama Administration: No to Oil Shale

    The Obama Administration has already blocked a significant amount of offshore drilling and rejected the Keystone XL pipeline permit. Now, as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy explains: “Development of oil shale has the potential to virtually eliminate America’s need to import oil and create…
    Daren Bakst, February 8, 2012
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    What if Barack Obama And Paul Krugman ran a business?

    In a Forbes op-ed, Kyle Smith, who is a film critic and current-affairs columnist for The New York Post, imagines what a Krugman/Obama business venture would look like.  Smith writes, We’ll begin from scratch. What kind of business shall we launch? Clearly it should be domestic manufacturing, because our…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2012
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    States restrict political speech to protect governmental power

    George Will once again bangs the drum against restrictions on political speech, this time at the state level. Last October, Galassini became annoyed — like many Ron Paul supporters, she is easily annoyed by government — about the city’s plan to augment its spending with a $29.6 million…
    Michael Sanera, February 2, 2012
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    Borders tackles overregulation

    The latest Ideas Matter update from Max Borders features a discussion about the problems associated with government overregulation. Regulation costs Americans more than a trillion and a half dollars. “But, but –” say the advocates of regulation, “without them we’d all get sick or…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jay Schalin reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state board designed to license proprietary schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines recent developments in the scramble to replace Beverly Perdue as Democratic candidate for governor.
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2012
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    Obama to Catholics, “Get out of the charity businss or else….”

    This is a great NYT column by Ross Douthat. (HT: Cafe Hayek) But sometimes the state goes further. Not content with crowding out alternative forms of common effort, it presents its rivals an impossible choice: Play by our rules, even if it means violating the moral ideals that inspired…
    Michael Sanera, January 31, 2012