Regulation (page 297)

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    She will be missed

    Here is the Washington Post obituary of Dr. Elinor Ostrom who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.  I first ran across her work and the Indiana School of Public Choice when I was in graduate school in the 1970s.  Elinor and her husband Vincent had an major…
    Michael Sanera, June 14, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    Jon Sanders discussed fracking for shale gas in North Carolina during Wednesday’s edition of “Capital Tonight” on News 14 Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2012
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    A campaign-finance reform argument appealing to both the left and right?

    Partisans on the left and right side of the political divide both have complaints about Congress. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig argues that some of their complaints stem from the same problem: corruption. Lessig has been arguing in a series of public presentations in the Triangle that changes in the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2012
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    Forbes focuses on sound money

    The latest issue of Forbes features Steve Forbes‘ take on the importance of a stable American currency. The basic keys to sustainable economic growth are sound money and low taxes. Countries can have lavish welfare programs or even a bevy of state-owned enterprises and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2012
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    Is “smart growth” conservative?

    This post on the Next American City site argues yes.  Below is my post indicating my objections. There is a grain of truth in your argument that smart growth is consistent with conservative principles, but just a tiny grain. Deregulating land use by letting individuals implement their plans for…
    Michael Sanera, June 7, 2012
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    Will praises a measure designed to realign the constitutional balance

    George Will‘s latest column focuses on retiring U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ effort to redress a key flaw in our current constitutional system. His Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) would redress constitutional imbalance and buttress the rule of law by…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2012
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    Borders tackles the N.C. diet blogger First Amendment controversy

    The latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update features his thoughts about the legal controversy surrounding a Charlotte-area diet blogger and a state regulatory board: I’m (more or less) on the paleo diet. It’s not strict, but I avoid sugars, starches…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2012
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    AEI’s Hassett discusses unemployment, economic growth, and the harm linked to overregulation

    The latest episode of the American Enterprise Institute’s regular podcast features a conversation with Kevin Hassett about economic growth, unemployment, and related issues (along with an odd discussion of Game Of Thrones). Among the highlights: Question: What effect does regulation have on economic growth,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2012