Is This North Carolina or Zimbabwe?: How Property Rights in North Carolina Deteriorated to the Level of a Third-World Country
By Craig J. Richardson
This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Under North Carolina’s Map Act, which tightly restricted construction or development in designated transportation corridors, state officials could delay acting on a building permit request by up to 1,095 days. The law, which was repealed in 2016, offers a case study of how the weakening of property rights leads to unintended consequences.

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