About: Jon Sanders
Jon Sanders is Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation.
Recent Posts by Jon Sanders
Variety today shows real concern in California over California-set films departing the land of Hollywood for far-flung locales offering the winning incentives package. Some highlights: When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic “Battle: Los Angeles” wasn’tContinue Reading
The Four P’s of Electricity Competition was the unofficial title of my introductory remarks at last week’s forum on the benefits of increased competition in providing electricity to North Carolinians, cosponsored by JLF and the environmental advocacy group NC WARN. I expanded upon those remarks for my newsletter last week (linked above). For our LockerContinue Reading
There is expert consensus on the feasibility of light rail in Wake County. Six different transportation experts, including light-rail advocates, have all explained how the area is simply too decentralized, too spread out, and not nearly population-dense enough to support expensive light rail. That is formidable consensus. It is something no responsible civic leader shouldContinue Reading
Well, that isn’t exactly what CWIP stands for (it’s “Construction Work in Progress”), but in a sense it’s what CWIP is. North Carolina has had CWIP on the books since the passage of SB 3 in 2007. As Daren Bakst explained (emphasis added): Construction Work in Progress … means that utility companies can pass onContinue Reading
Judge blocks poor families from using taxpayer money to choose the school that best meets their needs
I’m using Terry’s apt headline of today’s injunction. Below is the still-reigning message to poor kids from the North Carolina education establishment:
Written on February 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm
Categories: School choice
My newsletter today uses the occasion of a new Mercatus paper on to discuss regulatory accumulation, regulatory reciprocity, and (presumably because of my background in literature and economics) a C.S. Lewis aphorism on rigmarole.
Written on February 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm
That guy is James Taylor. No, not that James Taylor — the James Taylor who became famous for having seen fire and having seen rain: Singer James Taylor is speaking out against fracking in North Carolina. Taylor, who was raised in Chapel Hill, is starring in TV spots for the Natural Resources Defense Council, theContinue Reading
The Wall Street Journal reminds us that five years ago today, President Obama signed the massive stimulus bill into law. He did this because, apparently, White House message crafters were still five years out from discovering what a great thing it is for people to be “liberated” from the “chains” of employment. The president is,Continue Reading
Recent Comments by Jon Sanders
- March 4, 2014 on Walter Williams on black politicians
- February 12, 2014 on Another exploration of N.C.’s economic performance since the end of extended federal unemployment benefits
- February 5, 2014 on Mercatus researcher: Obamacare is making a bad jobs situation much worse
- January 30, 2014 on Why I didn’t watch the State of the Union
- January 28, 2014 on You’re gonna love tonight’s SOTU, promise.