About: Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders is Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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From dozens to eight to two …

It apparently doesn’t take much to get a protest reported in North Carolina nowadays, so long as it’s leftist. May 27: “Nearly 20 protesters, described as ‘workers from McDonalds, Wendy’s and Bojangles and clergy members’ and dubbed the ‘Tillis 15,’ refused to leave [House Speaker Thom] Tillis’ office for nearly 11 hours.” (“Nearly 20″ becauseContinue Reading

Intermittency has big costs: Brookings study

The Economist discusses a new study from Charles Frank of the Brookings Institution that uses a cost-benefit analysis to rank various forms of energy, going beyond levelized cost (click the image for a larger version): Of particular interest to North Carolina policymakers should be this: Frank’s model tried to account for two things not accountedContinue Reading

And he called it … a ‘speak-o’

Jonathan “The Architect” Gruber has an explanation for, um, bizarrely and totally accidentally validating the entire premise of Halbig back in 2012 before those awful libertarians happened upon it. I honestly don’t remember why I said that. I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake. People make mistakes. Congress made a mistake drafting theContinue Reading

‘Essentially a typo,’ R.I.P.

The initial self-serving lie — “The judges’ ruling rests on what is essentially a typo in the lengthy health care law” — about Halbig has been put to rest. Right, it had already been put to rest, but new revelations are throwing heaping shovelfuls of dirt on the grave. See Katherine Restrepo’s post today forContinue Reading

Halbig reaction — Left untethered by basic facts again

Looks like another disinformation campaign is underway in reaction to court ruling unfavorable to Obamacare. This one regards the Halbig ruling that Obamacare subsidies shall be distributed only to individual market exchange consumers living in states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges. As The News & Observer editorialized this morning, The judges’Continue Reading

Workers warned of pay-raise scam

The N&O reports that “Duke University police are warning workers about an email scam that lures them with the prospect of a 2.5 percent raise so they will send their banking information to a Russian Internet address.” A sidebar offers readers a “Moral Guide to Pay-Raise Scams,” which includes the following helpful note: The onlyContinue Reading

Australia’s renewable energy industry ‘grinds to a halt’

What is making a strong industry grind to a halt? Oh, the removal of government support in money and guaranteed business. We’re told that’s kryptonite to strong industries. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Australia’s investment in renewable energy all but dried up in the first half of 2014 amid uncertainty fuelled by the government’s latestContinue Reading

If Jesus didn’t do anything …

… he went around setting up free health clinics. For those of you trying to affix themselves to the ever-shifting “morality” of the day, there it is (for now), folks. Straight from the preacher’s mouth: If Jesus didn’t do anything, That is, the one thing the preacher wishes you to know about Jesus is —Continue Reading

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