Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 10)

  • Idaho’s regulatory reset

    Idaho is about to test what happens when the entire regulatory code sunsets and lawmakers have to bring back only the ones they need.
    Jon Sanders, May 16, 2019
  • Picking a side for hard cider to decide an excise tax rate

    A bill currently before the General Assembly, House Bill 995, would use the new federal definition of hard cider in order to tax it as beer instead of as unfortified wine.
    Jon Sanders, May 16, 2019
  • The environment’s getting cleaner, but we’re still hectored into thinking it’s getting worse

    Meanwhile, the U.S. quietly (with help from North Carolina) leads the world in emissions reductions. Why quietly? Good question.
    Jon Sanders, May 14, 2019
  • More deception by omission to promote film tax incentives

    Years ago I wrote about how "They probably expect you don’t know we didn’t have film incentives until 2005." That's still a problem, as illustrated by a recent WRAL piece discussing about the 1984 film "Firestarter" in the context of film incentives.
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2019
  • Answering questions on a new way forward in alcohol policy

    North Carolina's Alcoholic Beverage Control system is extremely bureaucratic and highly regulated. My new report discusses the ramifications of this state government control over a legal product and considers an alternative system, licensing, already in use by the majority of states.
    Jon Sanders, May 10, 2019
  • “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
  • Modernizing our ABC system

    The John Locke Foundation has released my follow-up report on the need to modernize and free up our alcoholic beverage control system. It opens with a tale of two North Carolina entrepreneurs: Bob, a sweet potato farmer, and Amber, a distiller who makes rum.
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
  • Deep education and true friendship

    George and West are ideological foes, but they are friends. Their lesson is vitally important for higher education, which has become so warped over the past couple of decades.
    Jon Sanders, May 3, 2019