Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 181)

  • 215 economists’ amicus brief on Obamacare

    Here it is in pdf; read about it on John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog. A snippet: In the course of writing the brief, these folks bust a number of long-standing liberal myths that are built into any discussion of health care, including the ideas that: Health care is…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012
  • Solar firm needs a subsidy to sell stuff to itself. Thanks, Obama! Take THAT, fossil fuels!

    Studying government is the art of saying “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” twelve times a day and sincerely meaning each one. — Jon Sanders For example, from today’s news: A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself. First…
    Jon Sanders, March 19, 2012
  • DENR draft report: fracking can be done safely in NC

    WRAL has the story: After an extensive study of energy exploration in North Carolina, state environmental officials said Friday that a controversial method of natural gas drilling can be done safely if regulations are put in place first. Much of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’…
    Jon Sanders, March 16, 2012
  • Gov. Perdue changes her fracking mind?

    Today’s Rights & Regulation newsletter discusses Gov. Perdue’s apparent reversal of opinion on hydraulic fracturing.
    Jon Sanders, March 15, 2012
  • Certificate of Need laws face repeal … at least in New Hampshire

    The New Hampshire House has voted to repeal that state’s Certificate of Need Board. Good for them. What’s Certificate of Need, you ask? Well, it’s one of the ripest available health care reforms in North Carolina. JLF Vice President of Research Dr. Roy Cordato studied the system…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2012
  • To media economic experts, every bit of news is as unexpected as the Spanish Inquisition

    America’s plunge into a Dark Ages of economic superstition happened at the end of the Bush administration, was  impelled by the incessant chanting of media shamans, and capped with a high priest of Keynesianism so devout he openly wondered why destroying one industry to promote…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2012
  • Hillary Clinton trots out immoral equivalence

    Immoral equivalence is standard feminist fare, pretending things are as bad for women in the United States as they are in some of the most vicious, violent, backwards misogynistic cesspools in the world. Michael Barone expressed it as essentially the logical end of multiculturalism (emphasis added): “Multiculturalism is based…
    Jon Sanders, March 13, 2012
  • A failure of media: how suspending healthy skepticism enables Obama’s crony capitalism

    Josh Gerstein writes an excellent column in Politico today asking a question that’s been almost ever-present since January 2009: “What if Bush had done that?” It’s worth a full read, especially touching on such issues as the war, civil liberties, and a crackdown on whistle-blowing. What I choose to…
    Jon Sanders, March 13, 2012