Regulation (page 3)

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    Looking to the Swiss on health care

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why it might make sense to look again at Switzerland for ideas involving health care reform. Here’s a thought that might provide the basis for an agreeable compromise on health care: Switzerland was the right place to look. But the architects…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on victorious U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff Mark Janus’ continuing fight against forced payment of union dues. John Trump’s Daily Journal advocates reform of N.C. liquor laws.
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    John Hood writes for Daily Journal: Well-intended programs can do harm

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal that government intervention and regulation can often have harmful, unintended consequences: Friar Laurence has the best of intentions. But in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the friar’s well-intended interventions do not yield happy results. Laurence’s initial good intention is to…
    Anna Manning, February 6, 2019
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    “Physics and economics are two sides of the same coin”

    “Hierarchy is not imposed, it is natural,” Duke professor Adrian Bejan told J. Peder Zane in a recent interview. “Equality, however, is artificial, because it violates the law of evolution in nature.” Bejan comes to this conclusion because “physics and economics are two sides of the same coin,” and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2019
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    The difference between regulation and red tape

    People outside of government tend to distinguish between regulation (making the rules of the game) and red tape (an unnecessary tangle that makes it harder to be productive for no good reason).
    Jon Sanders, February 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on government rules that block foreign-born doctors from helping to address North Carolina’s physician gaps. The Daily Journal explains one potential rule change that could improve N.C. legislative transparency.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019
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    Hog Farmers Followed State Regulations But Still Got Sued

    Our Senior Fellow and former secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality asks pointed questions about why hog farmers who complied with regulations are being hauled into court. In an op-ed published in the News and Observer, van der Vaart lays out his case. Imagine you’re one of…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2019
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    North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations

    Every now and then you'll encounter an anecdote about a particular rule governing the alcohol industry here and you'll find yourself scratching your head about where it came from.
    Jon Sanders, February 1, 2019