Regulation (page 302)

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    Some interesting choices among the TIME 100

    The annual list of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people includes some obvious choices — Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, the entertainment world’s flavors of the month — and some truly dreadful ones — Iran’s supreme leader — but some of the choices are worthy of note. One is…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012
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    Heritage report questions N.C. congressional delegation’s support of free trade

    A new report from Bryan Riley at The Heritage Foundation suggests that North Carolina’s congressional delegation “seems to be rejecting its free-trade heritage.” In 2011, Congress overwhelmingly approved free-trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. On average, the FTAs received support from 76 percent…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that Chapel Hill’s new cell phone ban for drivers is drawing fire from some local business owners. John Hood’s Daily Journal delves into the meaning of “republic” and “democracy.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2012
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    A banking expert pans Dodd-Frank

    The latest Barron’s offers us another example of the ills of misguided federal regulation, as Columbia University financial institutions professor Charles Calomiris discusses the Dodd-Frank law: Barrons: When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bill into law on July 21, 2010, he was photographed embracing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has heard three days of oral arguments about the 2010 federal health-care reform law, John Hood shares his analysis of the legal case and its possible outcome during this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses the North Carolina debate…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2012
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    McArdle focuses on the ills of taxi regulation

    Megan McArdle‘s latest Atlantic feature (not yet posted online) focuses on Uber, an “upstart company” offering an alternative to traditional taxicab service in a growing number of major metropolitan cities. McArdle uses Uber’s story to tell the tale of regulation’s unintended consequences. Many defenders of regulations…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2012
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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