Regulation (page 5)

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    NC’s ABC system ‘one of the best examples of pure socialism’ in US

    Not only is every aspect of the wholesale and retail distribution of distilled spirits heavily regulated by the government, but it is owned by either the state or local government in true socialist form.
    Jon Sanders, March 7, 2019
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    Inefficient efficiency

    Ben Lieberman reports for the Washington Examiner that efforts to boost appliances’ efficiency might be missing the mark. It is hard to find anything in Washington more inefficient than an efficiency standard for home appliances. Each standard can require more than 30 bureaucratic steps and generate thousands of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Dan Way report for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s state budget proposals. Marchello focuses on education items. Way targets Medicaid and tax-related issues. John Trump’s Daily Journal urges fixes for North Carolina’s system of alcohol regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Vaccinations Do Not Cause Autism!

    That’s the conclusion of a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study reports the results of following 657, 461 Danish children from 1999 to 2013. From the Abstract: Danish population registries were used to link information on MMR vaccination, autism diagnoses, other childhood…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2019
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    CJ reports: Letting advanced nurses do more could bridge rural-urban health gap, advocates say

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports:  As North Carolina’s population ages, and demands for health care rise, nurses need the freedom to do more. A bipartisan group of lawmakers made that pitch Tuesday at a news conference, renewing a years-long push for regulatory reform. The Safe, Accessible, Value Directed and…
    Anna Manning, March 4, 2019
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    Green New Deal Relies On Threat Or Use Of Government Force

    From John Locke Foundation’s Dr. Roy Cordato: As the specifics (and many of the absurd objectives) of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is that the plan is “aspirational.” In other words, they believe the world that Ocasio-Cortez…
    Anna Manning, March 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on pleas to allow advanced nurses to perform expanded health care roles. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why property rights should settle local housing disputes.
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2019
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    It makes sense that government control of liquor isn’t related to public safety outcomes

    The research finding that alcohol-based social and public-health problems don't depend upon whether the government distributes and sells liquor might seem wrong, but if you think about it, it makes sense.
    Jon Sanders, March 1, 2019