Regulation (page 9)

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    Hawley versus Big Tech

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a freshman U.S. senator’s high-profile actions in the tech field. If you were looking for a David to the multi-billion-dollar, big-tech Goliath, you could do worse than Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.). Since arriving to the Senate in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019
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    Licensing Reform Aims To Make It Easier To Find a Job

    Monday, June 17, 2019, Jon Guze, director of legal studies for the John Locke Foundation and Bill Rowe, general counsel and deputy director of advocacy for the progressive N.C. Justice Center, put out the following joint statement: The North Carolina Senate is currently considering a carefully crafted piece of legislation…
    Brenee Goforth, June 17, 2019
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    How boosting distilleries can boost local communities

    Since the end of Prohibition, NC distilleries have faced a very restrictive regulatory environment, even more so than wineries and breweries. The good news is that relaxing these restrictions can bring about catch-up growth in the distillery industry here.
    Jon Sanders, June 17, 2019
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    “Red, white, and gray”

    That’s the title of a new report written by Lyman Stone and published by the American Enterprise Institute. In it, Stone discusses something most of us know but don’t like to think about: “Americans are getting older.” Here are some excerpts from the executive summary: While we…
    Jon Guze, June 14, 2019
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    There IS a bill to modernize and adopt a license system for liquor in NC

    In two reports this year, the John Locke Foundation has made the case for modernizing and adopting a license model for liquor sales in North Carolina. That's the kind of model North Carolina already has for beer and wine.
    Jon Sanders, June 14, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: New craft beer law could be first of many needed alcohol reforms

    The North Carolina General Assembly is considering multiple bills to reform the state’s outdated alcohol regulations, according a recent column in Carolina Journal by Becki Gray, senior vice president of the John Locke Foundation. Gray mentions about a dozen bills going through the legislature and explains the changes are much-needed:…
    Brenee Goforth, June 14, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. craft brewers and beer distributors have reached a compromise to end a dispute over state restrictions on the brewers’ ability to expand their businesses. Rick Henderson discusses the compromise measure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from state Senate debate…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    Who Reads the Fine Print?

    The answer, of course, is “nobody.” In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro explains why. Here’s a chart that summarizes the results of his analysis of the privacy policy statements provided by 150 social media companies. : As the chart shows, while a handful of…
    Jon Guze, June 13, 2019