Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies
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.

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 1)

  • Graphs show no helpful effect from mask orders

    Since June the dominant feature of Cooper's orders to "fight" COVID-19 continues to be the mask order. He has made only cosmetic changes to his orders for shutdowns and partial-to-mostly shutdowns. Freer societies are witnessing better results than this.
    Jon Sanders, October 30, 2020
  • Masks as security theater, starring Cooper and Cohen

    I noticed during a previous (Oct. 15) press briefing this bit of weirdness from Gov. Roy Cooper and Mandy Cohen: “Cooper and Cohen donning and doffing masks going back and forth completely undermine their rationale behind the [mask] edict.” What they are modeling is the silliness of the mask…
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2020
  • NC threat-free index as of Oct. 26

    All considered, over 99.7% of people in NC pose no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone.
    Jon Sanders, October 27, 2020
  • Police-state tactics: Cooper demands local governments start fining people and shutting down businesses over masks

    We will remain under an increasing tyranny of Cooper's rule by "Emergency Order" for who knows how long? Unelected state health bureaucrat Mandy Cohen said back in August she thought it might last till "mid-2021," but this is the same administration that promised we'd be in "Phase 2" by May 20, the original parameters of which we still aren't in.
    Jon Sanders, October 21, 2020
  • NC threat-free index as of Oct. 19

    For those disinclined to be ruled by fear and unwilling to join in glaring at their fellow citizens suspiciously as if they are germ-ridden disease vectors, especially if they look hale and fit, here's the weekly update on how virus-free your fellow North Carolinians are.
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2020
  • EPA advisor smashes Cooper and Cohen’s “case” for masks

    DHHS's own case for forcing masks is based on a meta-analysis that finds masks are not even effective? 
    Jon Sanders, October 14, 2020
  • Welcome milestone: NC recoveries blow past 200,000 as active cases fall

    All considered, 99.75% of people in NC pose no threat to anyone of passing along a virus most have never had or the rest have recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, October 13, 2020
  • Cooper administration is vague on COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths

    One of the problems with the Cooper administration's data regarding COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths is when they use those terms, they  don't carry the same meaning as when people use those terms in regular conversation.
    Jon Sanders, October 12, 2020