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Court: No barber pole without license

By William R. Toler A recent decision by the N.C. Court of Appeals shows no signs of letting up on the protectionism levied by occupational licensing and the ridiculous waste of resources enforcement entails. In Kindsgrab v. State of North … Continue reading

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State licensing burdens businesses

By Corey Friedman Gov.-elect Pat McCrory wants to make North Carolina more business-friendly. Reducing corporate taxes, which are fifth-highest among 14 Southeastern states, was a key plank in his campaign platform. If McCrory and the Republican-led General Assembly are serious … Continue reading

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Film industry shouldn’t receive special treatment

By Corey Friedman North Carolina’s pristine beaches, majestic mountain views and quaint small-town streets are tailor-made for Hollywood. But by padding producers’ profits, the Tar Heel State pays a steep price to attract film and television companies. State lawmakers approved … Continue reading


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State goes with federal education standards

By William R. Toler Parents won’t have to worry about the state education curriculum starting U.S. History in 1877. Instead, there is a new concern. Late last month, the Carolina Journal reported that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction … Continue reading

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