Tag:innovation

  • Economic ‘bottleneckers’ block innovation, raise prices for consumers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 737: When people lobby government to create a new occupational license for their profession, they usually claim to be looking out for their customers’ best interests. In most cases, they actually hope to limit entry into their profession. That change protects existing businesses…

  • Raleigh debate over short-term rentals continues

    It began with an anonymous complaint. It’s now a full-scale debate — about property rights, the free market, and, in fact, freedom of choice. Short-term rentals — Airbnbs, for example — have been banned in Raleigh for years, though enforcement of that ban has been lax as the city debates…

  • Preserving the American Dream

    RALEIGH — Over the past two decades, the term “smart growth” has become part of the national lexicon. Used frequently by policymakers and activists, the term describes a planning vision for transportation and development that purports to preserve the American dream of home ownership, mobility, and freedom. On Jan. 10,…