Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon gets into the weeds in all kinds of policy areas, including electricity, occupational licensing, hydraulic fracturing, the minimum wage, poverty and opportunity, state rulemaking, film and other incentives programs, certificates of need, and cronyism.
A new look at rulemaking activity in North Carolina shows why the General Assembly's dedication to regulatory reform is so vital. It's also why policymakers need to stay the course for more red tape reduction efforts.
Twenty academic studies on the minimum wage in Canada, but not one support the idea that increasing the minimum wage is good for non-skilled workers. Even our gentle neighbors from the North cannot persuade labor demand curves to slope upwards.
The unique challenges of providing high-speed internet in areas of low population density and difficult terrain would seem to make government intervention more feasible. The irony is, they are what actually make government intervention less feasible.