Regulation (page 301)

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    The Road to Serfdom: A Lesson for Greece and America

    From Cafe Hayek: Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Few diagnoses of the eurozone’s woes are as compelling as that offered today by David Malpass (“Greece’s False Austerity“).  Key is this line: “Europe’s battle comes down to government-guaranteed wages and benefits versus labor flexibility.  Europe’s failing…
    Michael Sanera, May 25, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments in a proposal to change North Carolina’s decades-old beer franchise law. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes the case for scrapping the state corporate income tax.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2012
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    Borders hopes to divert our attention away from the trivial

    The latest edition of Marx Borders‘ Ideas Matter update highlights a video clip that should help focus our attention on the real challenges facing the United States: To watch this trailer, one may get the feeling that this, while sad, is remote. These are…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2012
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    National tax reform group cites JLF in opposing N.C. dental bill

    Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform cited the John Locke Foundation in a letter sent to N.C. legislators this week opposing Senate Bill 655: As the John Locke Foundation noted in its analysis of SB 655, North Carolina lawmakers “should be looking at…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2012
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    Forbes on federal telecommunications regulations

    Steve Forbes is no fan of the federal government’s approach to telecommunications, as he explains in the latest issue of Forbes. Modern socialists learned years ago that you can effectively control large swaths of the economy through overwhelming regulation rather than outright nationalization. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2012
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    Lileks posits his own ‘Buffet Rule’

    John Hood isn’t the only one delving into the details of the Buffet Rule. In the latest National Review, James Lileks notes that we’re likely to see an end soon to all school fundraising drives featuring chocolate, candy, and popcorn. This will end soon.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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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