Regulation (page 300)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a dental regulation bill in North Carolina that’s attracting national attention. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores sharp divisions between the two major political parties.
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2012
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    Williamson examines the ‘scandal of loss’

    Look no further than the Occupy Movement to find evidence of the “scandal of profit,” the notion that companies must be penalized when they earn profits that critics label too much. But Kevin D. Williamson reminds us in the latest National Review that there’s also a “scandal of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2012
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    Murdock highlights the problem of regulators just doing their jobs

    Deroy Murdock‘s latest column highlights the problems created when regulators regulate. When EPA, FCC, and OSHA staffers go to work, they regulate. If, instead, they cruised Facebook, bought novels on Amazon, or enjoyed Internet pornography (as SEC employees were caught doing) they would neglect…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2012
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    New at CJO: Nutrition blogger alleges free speech violation in suit against state

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Charlotte-area nutrition blogger’s lawsuit against a state agency over free speech concerns.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2012
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    State-targeted nutrition blogger gets more attention

    Following Carolina Journal’s lead, the Charlotte Observer is recounting the ordeal of a nutrition blogger targeted for shutdown by the N.C. Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. This week, the 50-year-old Stanley man filed suit in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, claiming the state board…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2012
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    Big Bird needs a job—in the private market

    Here is a NCPA summary of a Cato Institute paper about public broadcasting. Assailed from all sides with allegations of bias, charges of political influence and threats to defund their operations, public broadcasters have responded with everything from outright denial to personnel changes.  Yet government-funded media companies are inherently…
    Michael Sanera, May 25, 2012
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    More evidence for the need to end the CON law?

    This News & Observer article about the fight over new Wake County hospital beds might prompt you to ask, “What the heck is going on here?” If so, perhaps you’ll be more likely to accept Roy Cordato’s nearly seven-year-old prescription for North Carolina state government: Scrap the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2012