An Update: Law and Odor on North Carolina’s Hog Farms

The massive manure pools created by North Carolina’s hog farms have many problems that have not been solved.

When It’s Legal to Launder Our Money

Worried about contaminated currency, monetary officials have quarantined cash and limited its circulation during epidemics.

Law and Odor at a North Carolina Hog Farm

You have a regulatory dispute when North Carolina’s hog farmers want to use their less costly manure lagoons while neighbors, objecting to the smells, want legal limits.

Restroom Access and Power

Formally or informally, through laws or architecture, limiting restroom access to women, transgender people and men creates externalities and powerlessness.

You’ll Need a License for That

With the Supreme Court deciding if North Carolina’s dentists can exclusively whiten teeth, the pros and cons of occupational licenses are being debated.

The New Economics of Marriage

When North Carolina’s voters rejected same sex marriage, they were not thinking economically. Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization. With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small factory. He…