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    North Carolina law allows non-license disclosure in real estate

    Knowing that North Carolina law already provides a way for consumers to choose a non-licensed service professional in one area (real estate) ought to make it easier to expand that freedom in other licensed fields.
    Jon Sanders, August 15, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts Offers Five Ways to Lower Health Care Costs in the Fayetteville Observer

    Last week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published an opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer on methods to lower the cost of health care. According to Roberts, health care expenditures have gotten out-of-hand: Inflation-adjusted national health expenditures per person were $2,848 in 1980. In 2017, Americans paid $10,379 per person in health…
    Brenee Goforth, August 15, 2019
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    Why can’t math just be math?

    Today, the Cabarrus County Schools is hosting the Global Education Summit 2019, a project of UNC World View.  Here is the description: World View partners are invited to kick off the school year with a global mindset. Join Cabarrus County Schools and World View for a free global education…
    Terry Stoops, August 15, 2019
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    Is “Shooting the Bird” Evidence of Disorderly Conduct?

    A recent decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals suggests that it is. However, UNC School of Government Professor Jeff Welty has his doubts: Last week … a divided panel of the court of appeals held that a trooper properly stopped a vehicle “after witnessing…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019
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    Refunding the surplus?

    My commentary yesterday on the possibility of refunding some or all of the surplus to people has generated some discussion, thanks in part to a simpler version on this blog and to comments on Twitter. A couple suggestions seemed worth pursuing. First, refunding money to taxpayers using the…
    Joseph Coletti, August 15, 2019
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    Medicaid expansion and improper eligibility

    Former special assistant to President Trump at the National Economic Council, Brian Blase, and University of Kentucky economics professor, Aaron Yelowitz, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of some states who have expanded Medicaid…
    Jordan Roberts, August 15, 2019
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    Biden’s past comes back to bite him: Tough-on-crime edition

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner highlights another piece of Joe Biden’s past that could threaten his status as Democratic Party presidential front-runner. Joe Biden claimed in a 1976 speech that the role of the criminal justice system was to punish rather than rehabilitate criminals, arguing that “you…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    Faster federal death penalty pursued

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports interesting developments linked to the federal government’s use of capital punishment. The Trump administration is pushing for legislation that would accelerate certain federal death penalty cases. The new legislation is expected around Labor Day, according to Attorney General William…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019