Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 166)

  • Life imitates ‘The Simpsons’ — gentility in bumper cars edition

    It has been a while since I made one of these posts (alas, no recent instances of “mooning for rebuttal” that I can think of), but today offers another occasion: Life: “Bemused customers who assume that the ‘no bumping sign’ is…
    Jon Sanders, June 13, 2011
  • Freedoms we don’t even realize we have V

    Earlier entries in this series: I, II, III, and IV. From Time via Fox News: Climate modelers have long known that households are far bigger contributors to global warming than most laypeople realize. For all the blame tailpipe emissions take for escalating  temperatures,…
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2011
  • Financial Post: “Keynesianism’s systemic failure”

    Peter Foster writes about that in today’s Financial Post. Longtime readers of The Locker Room will not be surprised. We have warned against the dangers of retrying the failed economic theory of Keynesianism, explained why it fails, and discussed how it’s based on buncombe and…
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2011
  • Angry for life

    Research suggests that the phrase “angry Left” is redundant: … compared to anti-redistributionists, strong redistributionists have about two to three times higher odds of reporting that in the prior seven days they were angry, mad at someone, outraged, sad, lonely, and had trouble shaking the blues. Similarly,…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2011
  • The wordplay’s almost as bad as the waste

    News from Florida: State labor officials asked their inspector general Monday to investigate why a Central Florida agency wants to spend public money to furnish the unemployed with capes.   Dubbed the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge,” a $73,000 public-relations campaign by Workforce Central Florida features a cartoon character named “Dr. Evil…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2011
  • A perplexing headline

    WRAL titles this article “State, federal agencies coordinate aid for storm victims.” Why? Consider: The first part discusses Attorney General Roy Cooper’s second self-serving “storm-related” press release, announcing he will be looking into (read: somebody please make) allegations of price-gouging. The second part announces that WRAL will…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2011
  • Dictating is easy; leading is hard

    That’s the title of my Townhall column this morning. A couple of excerpts: … The president is especially glum. The American people — and worse for him, his own party — expect him to lead, a rather daunting prospect that includes convincing Republicans…
    Jon Sanders, April 16, 2011
  • Why must hospitals “battle” to expand in Wake County?

    That’s the headline from the N&O: “Hospitals begin battle to expand in Wake County.” From the article: Three hospital systems will submit proposals with state regulators today, seeking permission to expand in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs. WakeMed, Rex Healthcare and Novant Health will file so-called Certificate of Need…
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2011