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.
Hasn't everything we've been told over the past two decades said that those were impossible? Weren't we under the impression that those things worked in opposition — that we'd have to choose between one or the other?
The case for EVs to curb climate emissions (let alone mitigate hurricanes) is too weak for Gov. Cooper to force. Worse, the trend of research makes them seem much more likely to have negative unintended consequences.
Gov. Roy Cooper's policies on corporate taxes and corporate welfare can seem confusing at first. In January, he continued his befuddling practice of approving millions of dollars to individual corporations while complaining about corporate tax cuts.
The act would try to enforce a 20th century model of collectivism on a different world. In the name of enriching and empowering unions, it would disrupt untold numbers of mutually beneficial relationships between entrepreneurs and companies in North Carolina.
A "phase out" of all nuclear power plants in America is a part of Sanders' climate plan. It's a colossally bad idea. For that matter, so is banning hydraulic fracking, and Sanders recently introduced legislation to do just that.
How do we get around artificial problems created by a needlessly complex state/local government hybrid system set up to control alcohol sales that, after the fact, became attractive to state and local government to deliver monopoly revenues?