Regulation (page 297)

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    Losing money is no crime

    Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day: … is from Jonathan Macey’s fine essay in today’s Wall Street Journal – an essay whose title, “Losing Money Isn’t a Crime,” is spot-on correct and germane: The real lesson of what J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has called the bank’s “egregious…
    Michael Sanera, May 16, 2012
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    New at CJO: Study ranks N.C. slightly worse than average in occupational licensing burden

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal that a new study ranks North Carolina No. 29 nationwide in occupational licensing requirements. In this Institute for Justice Report, a No. 1 ranking means fewer requirements, while a higher-number ranking means more burdens for people wishing to enter a licensed field.
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on new John Locke Foundation research highlighting the potential benefits of “catch shares” for declining North Carolina fish stocks. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the history of the Regulator movement and the Battle of Alamance.
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Democrats and left-leaning political pundits have claimed in recent months that Republicans are waging a “war on women.” Jon Ham examines the media’s role in documenting that “war” in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses an education reform plan from leading state senators, and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2012
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    Stossel worries about efforts to create a risk-free world

    John Stossel‘s latest column examines government’s efforts to limit the risks we take. When government gets in the business of deciding which risks are acceptable and which aren’t, nasty things happen. This includes government’s attempt to improve life by regulating gambling and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about consumer protections that have been urged in connection with North Carolina’s consideration of legalizing hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes the case for the Bacon test.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    When regulations stand in the way of growth

    How does overregulation stifle economic growth? The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers an example from France. Here’s a curious fact about the French economy: The country has 2.4 times as many companies with 49 employees as with 50. What difference does one employee make? Plenty,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2012
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    Barron’s D.C. writer notes one consequence of too much central planning

    Jim McTague of Barron’s notes in his latest column that some recent improvements in the American economy have had little political impact, thanks in large part to government overreach. You would think then that more Americans would be feeling better about the economy than…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2012