Regulation (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that fitness centers are opening in neighboring states as North Carolina’s remain closed. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that North Carolina’s education debates can avoid vicious fights.
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2020
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    COVID-19 highlights federal agency that has evolved through regulatory creep

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features college president Larry Arnn‘s reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among his topics is one high-profile agency at the heart of the federal government’s response. … [T]he CDC was created in 1942 as the Office of National Defense Malaria Control Activities,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
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    COVID-19 response boosts argument that some regulations were #Neverneeded

    Shoshana Weissmann writes for the Washington Examiner about one positive development in the fight against COVID-19. Those of us who have been fighting for occupational licensing reform and other forms of deregulation have been astonished at how quickly many of the same stubborn, unnecessary regulations we’ve fought against for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
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    Scientific ignorance loves regulation, revisited

    It's easy for polls to find people in support of highly restrictive safety regulations, even outright bans, on things that sound scary to them, if they don't stop to think about it first — or worse, if they don't even realize they should seek more information about it first.
    Jon Sanders, May 4, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Trusting North Carolinians to Do the Right Thing

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” contrasts North Carolina’s approach to COVID-19 with the approach in North Dakota and South Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on tough decisions that await the N.C. General Assembly as it returns to work today. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights a Concord fitness center owner who cannot reopen his business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2020
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    The Enforcement of COVID-19 Emergency Orders Illustrates Why We Shouldn’t Use the Criminal Law for Regulatory Purposes

    Over the course of recent weeks, Americans have been shocked by the unseemly and divisive spectacle of police officers threatening to arrest people, and in some cases actually arresting people, for engaging in a peaceful protests, for attending religious services, even for playing with their kids in deserted parks. While…
    Jon Guze, April 27, 2020
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    COVID-19 lockdown offers preview of Green New Deal

    Editors at the Washington Examiner suggest that life under the left-wing Green New Deal would resemble the coronavirus economic shutdown. When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2020