by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Back in July, the John Locke Foundation published a report on cronyism in the State of North Carolina. It argues that government has extended into too many things, and when it attempts to influence the market, it can only bestow favors on some by penalizing others. One way governments play favorites is through regulation. Of particular note is the chart on page 19 showing the number of pages added to the North Carolina Register in recent years. Recommendations for eliminating regulations that work against a healthy economy are also offered.