Regulation (page 296)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the lawsuits six N.C. cities have filed opposing the state’s recent annexation reform. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers a case against a government-mandated cell-phone ban for drivers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    You might be a progressive if, you like Italian style fascism

    John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, provides this important history lesson. Progressives constantly repeat the big lie that they are for the little guy.  Just read The Nation or Salon. Goodman documents that from the start they are for big business and…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    NC Legislature: just say no to high cost energy

    Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority.  These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    Carney has a light-bulb moment

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney wonders why liberal defenders of federal light-bulb restrictions refuse to engage in honest debate. He tackles the topic in a Washington Examiner “Beltway Confidential” blog entry: Why can’t liberal defenders of the light-bulb law…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    Carney takes on central planning and cronyism

    Less than one week removed from his John Locke Foundation Headliner appearance, the Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney is tackling the cronyism inherent in “government-managed markets.” Central planners — whether in governments or huge corporations — cannot judge and balance supply and demand as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    Geo Will continues his seminar on the Constitution

    In this class session, Will discusses the meaning of the 9th Amendment and the “presumption of liberty”. “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Of course, the Supreme Court has completed gutted both the 9th…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011
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    When it’s not safe to say water fights dehydration

    Just when you thought you had seen the silliest possible regulatory squabble, James Lileks offers another doozy in his latest “Athwart” column in National Review: It’s a feature of modern life: compliance with the Authorities because there’s no point to objecting. It’s annoying enough when you’re…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2011
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    Time is still not on their side

    Last week, my Education Update outlined the debate over time.  I pointed out that students in North Carolina spend more time in the classroom than their counterparts in other nations.  This includes countries that outperform the state and nation on international assessments. If you don’t believe me (silly), perhaps…
    Terry Stoops, December 16, 2011