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.
Another study, this one from MIT, finds that electric vehicles can have greater lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than some regular cars with internal-combustion engines. It's an object lesson for regulators.
The Institute for Justice has published a new edition of its landmark License to Work study of occupational licensing of 102 low- to middle-income jobs. Here's what the new study found for North Carolina.
Rail transit is losing riders in big numbers nationwide. Technological changes and market forces — greater job dispersal, Uber and Lyft, low gas prices thanks to fracking, and soon, driverless cars — are making a foolhardy venture even worse.
The Obama administration sought to evade Congress and public scrutiny by issuing "guidelines" for "voluntary compliance." The GAO properly calls them what they are — rules — and puts them subject to oversight by Congress.
Maryland more than tripled its film production tax incentives to keep "House of Cards" from following through on the threat to leave the state — even after studying the tax credits and finding they were only returning six cents on the dollar. Was it worth it?