Regulation (page 340)

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    Who wins because of the Dodd-Frank federal financial regulatory reform legislation? Prepare to be shocked

    Timothy P. Carney finds some surprising results as he searches for the people most likely to have derived benefits from the year-old Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform legislation. Carney documents the results of his search for the Washington Examiner. It may not prevent another bailout…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    Only No. 9? Let’s get crazier, NCGA

    The leftwing site Alternet compiled its list of “The 10 Craziest State Legislatures in America,” and I’m somewhat ashamed that North Carolina’s ranked 9th on that list. Come on, folks, try harder! The Alternetters were especially upset that the General Assembly had the audacity to limit monopoly power (by…
    Rick Henderson, July 24, 2011
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    Anti-consumer advocate coming to Raleigh

    Dome reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will visit North Carolina Monday to celebrate the use of Chinese stimulus funding by Celgard to expand a factory that makes batteries for electric-drive vehicles. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Chu recently defended the 2007 law (signed by…
    Rick Henderson, July 22, 2011
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    Government isn’t the answer

    Daniel Popeo of the Washington Legal Foundation notes in a new Washington Examiner column a key reason for “Americans’ growing disillusionment with government.” Government is convinced that it can solve all of our problems, but rarely delivers on its promises. This frustrating contradiction has both fueled government’s drive…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details contrasting approaches to dealing with North Carolina’s future water needs. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the poor state of poverty statistics.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2011
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    Cato expert discusses the ‘climate coup’ that has overtaken the federal government

    Global warming alarmism does more damage than you might expect, invading much of our federal government’s policy and affecting all of our lives. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, makes that argument in the new book Climate Coup. He discussed key themes from that book during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Raleigh’s consideration of new city food truck rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the drama associated with the federal debt-limit debate.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011