Right Angles Import (page 6)

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    How About Fewer Regulatory Hoops For All Of Them?

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports on a regulatory fight that’s brewing over new, technology-based competition for rides and rooms. Taxi drivers, for example, face regulatory hoops. The new competitors don’t face all the same rules and costs. Predictably, some are calling  for the new services to be brought into the…
    donnamartinez, December 4, 2014
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    “students are likely to mistake historical interpretation for historical consensus”

    The latest education controversy in our state involves the AP History course that was revised recently by the College Board. Critics say  it’s biased and doesn’t adequately explore the principles upon which our country was founded and/or the historical documents that reveal those principles. This week the controversy came to…
    donnamartinez, December 4, 2014
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    This Won’t Go Over Well With Defenders Of The Education Status Quo

    At sister blog The Locker Room, JLF’s Terry Stoops reports on impressive new data about the performance of North Carolina public charter schools. DPI reports: Eighty-four schools were at or above the district level accounting for 67.2%. This is an 8.4% increase from the preceding year. Fewer schools performed below…
    donnamartinez, December 3, 2014
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    Is This How You Want Your Tax Dollars Spent?

    Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reports on a failed North Carolina project funded by a federal “stimulus” grant — a project that leaves a lot of unanswered questions about how the money was spent and why this went forward in the first place. Yancey County resident Melissa Graham’s stimulus-funded project…
    donnamartinez, December 2, 2014
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    “protectionism for established providers against competition from new entrants and new ways.”

    JLF’s Jon Sanders discusses the burden that overregulation places on the economy. A common theme — as it is so often with regulation — is protectionism for established providers against competition from new entrants and new ways. Hurdles, red tape, compliance costs, meddling, and so forth all work in…
    donnamartinez, December 2, 2014
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    Such a Sad Reality For These Young People

    JLF’s Terry Stoops reports here on the sad fact that huge percentages of incoming freshmen to North Carolina’s community colleges don’t possess basic skills and, thus, enroll in remedial classes. While the NCCCS should be congratulated for their efforts, they ultimately have little control over the underlying cause of…
    donnamartinez, November 25, 2014
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    JLF Promotes Kory Swanson as 25th Anniversary Approaches

    News from the John Locke Foundation. As the John Locke Foundation prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new programs and initiatives, the free-market think tank is also announcing the promotion of Executive Vice President Kory Swanson to the post of president and CEO. Longtime president John Hood is…
    donnamartinez, November 24, 2014
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    Federal Employees Petition For 4-Day Christmas Weekend

    How much time does your employer give you at Christmas? Scads of federal employees say they don’t get enough. In fact, More than 92,000 people signed a petition to give federal workers a 4-day Christmas weekend, according to Federal News Radio. The petition on the “We the People” section…
    donnamartinez, November 24, 2014