Tag:regulations

  • Pro-growth policies fueling North Carolina’s economic rise 

    What’s the theme for limited government, personal responsibility, opportunity and freedom across North Carolina for the 2018 election cycle?  Keep on keepin’ on. Reforms since 2011 have transformed our state into an economic powerhouse, creating jobs and opportunities like never before.   Tax cuts begun in 2011 have put $5 billion back into the…

  • North Carolina needs an alternative to occupational licensing

    For half a century, making any reform to a state’s occupational licensing system has been nigh on impossible. How hard? In 2015, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics could find “only eight instances of the de-licensing of occupations over the past 40 years.” In recent months, however, the ice…

  • Trump sounds the right tone on regulation

    In this age of cronyism and meet-the-new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss partisan turnstile D.C. politics, maybe it really does take an “outsider” executive to give up power voluntarily. To D.C. insiders and their likeminded media, the idea is unthinkable. They lack even the vocabulary to denounce it properly. Two days after Donald Trump won…

  • Government as travel agent

    The arrival of summer means vacation time for many, and airports stay busy. While we think of domestic airline service as being deregulated, the reality is that government decisions still play a role in where airlines fly. The most obvious case of government involvement comes in awarding international routes. While…

  • Lawmakers Urged To REIN In Regulations

    Free market advocates on Tuesday urged lawmakers to adopt a measure that could curtail some regulations placed on North Carolina businesses and individuals. “Every rule has a cost on those who have to comply with it,” Becki Gray, vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation, told the…

  • Call. 16: ‘Will UNC Ever Take Privatization Seriously’?

    A new study by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy finds that the UNC system uses criteria that inhibit its ability to contract out various services. These criteria, known as "outsourcing criteria/guidelines," apply to all UNC-system schools and were recently part of the Outsourcing Steering Committee's decision not to…