Regulation (page 317)

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    Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

    Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
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    Less regulation = more entrepreneurship (and beer!)

    Even the Charlotte Observer acknowledges that fewer restrictions on alcohol production and sales jump-started North Carolina’s craft beer industry. The growth began in 2005, when N.C. legislators passed a law allowing for higher content alcohol in beer sold here. Now, lawmakers have passed a smaller but important bill that…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
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    Heritage: Don’t Fret Over Agenda 21

    Have you heard about Agenda 21? It’s the United Nations’ evil plan to totally dominate every aspect of your life from their perch in that green-marble-walled room in New York. Using friendly-sounding euphemisms like “smart growth” and “public-private partnerships”, the world’s most conniving politicians want to make the world’s 7…
    Duke Cheston, December 2, 2011
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    Inhofe shines light on Obama’s pursuit of global warming policies

    U.S. Sen. James Inhofe has drafted a new column drawing attention to the Obama administration’s low-key efforts to further the global warming alarmists’ agenda. The Kyoto process is essentially dead– and even President Obama is acknowledging it, much to the chagrin of his left-wing…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    We need to do more of this

    Don Boudreaux rewrites this first sentence to accurately reflect economic science. Here’s the opening sentence of a new Congressional Quarterly report (HT Andy Roth): House Democrats are pushing new legislation that would aim to steer more federal dollars toward American manufacturers by extending “Buy America” requirements for infrastructure projects…
    Michael Sanera, December 2, 2011
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    Re: Sustainability as a racket

    Paul Chesser tackles the topic again today for the National Legal and Policy Center. Corporations would serve their customers, shareholders, and the public interest better if they paid more attention to free market principles rather than attempting to appease wildly divergent Left-wing interest groups.
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
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    Our interests or the banks’ interests?

    Kevin D. Williamson probes the Fed’s motivation in his latest column for National Review Online: The question is: What is the Fed thinking? Is it looking out for the United States, or is it looking out for the banks? The generous interpretation…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
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    Re: Sustainability as a racket

    Those of you who are interested in delving further into the dubious nature of the sustainability industry might enjoy two National Legal and Policy Center articles from our friend Paul Chesser. McDonalds Targeted by Stonyfield Farm Front Group Climate Scorekeepers Can’t Keep Their Grades…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011