Regulation (page 301)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington updates Carolina Journal Online readers today about the controversy surrounding a state Commerce Department official and funding for a sustainability nonprofit group he chaired. John Hood’s Daily Journal cites steps the Republican-led General Assembly has taken to improve North Carolina’s economic climate.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the number of N.C. cities and counties using taxpayer dollars to lobby the General Assembly this year. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes the “magic words” associated with the poorly named 2010 federal health care reform law.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
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    Forbes muses on the IRS and the federal tax code

    If you’ve spent time recently with your federal income tax return, you might appreciate Steve Forbes‘ recent editorial comment in the latest issue of Forbes: Last year—on no authority from Congress—the IRS decreed that all tax preparers must register with it. Unless you are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2012
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    Luddy shares with U.S. News readers ideas for bringing back American prosperity

    Raleigh entrepreneur and John Locke Foundation supporter Robert Luddy shares with U.S. News readers today some interesting ideas about bringing back American prosperity. The good news is there is a way to correct the course. It is found in the spirit of risk-taking, entrepreneurism,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2012
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    MIT researchers earn an “F” from Julian Simon

    It’s a shame that such a prestigious university can put out such nonsense about natural resources.  See this letter from Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek: Eric Pfeiffer reports that “A new study from researchers at MIT … says that the world could suffer from ‘global economic collapse’ and ‘precipitous…
    Michael Sanera, April 6, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The state Court of Appeals recently upheld North Carolina’s smoking ban for most restaurants and bars. Roy Cordato explains why that decision means bad news for property rights during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray will preview the upcoming short session of North Carolina’s General…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2012
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    This is a must read, no really, it is a must read…

    Here is the conclusion of Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post column. To see how she connected Allan Bloom’s blockbuster 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind to the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare, you have to read the entire column. In short, what Bloom spotted more than two decades…
    Michael Sanera, April 5, 2012
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    Stossel urges competition for the Fed

    John Stossel‘s latest column explains how Americans could benefit if the federal government lost its monopoly over currency. The Federal Reserve prints so much money that since it opened its doors in 1914, the dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its value.
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2012