Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 182)

  • 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
  • How utterly complete Obama’s green energy failure has been: good job creation is in oil and gas

    Energy was a particular obsession of the president-elect’s, and therefore a particular source of frustration. Week after week, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer would march in with an estimate of the jobs all the investments in clean energy would produce; week after week, Obama would send her back to…
    Jon Sanders, March 13, 2012
  • So-called green industry means paying folks NOT to produce

    I trust by now you’re heard about the Chevy Volt, that Yugo of the 21st century, the flagship vehicle of the green nanny state, that utter failure. The electric fire hazard that took about $3 Billion in state and federal dollars in tax incentives to be produced…
    Jon Sanders, March 12, 2012
  • Fracking’s promises of jobs and economic growth are too compelling to ignore

    My newsletter this week talks about energy crises, past and present, and traces what the discovery of oil and the discovery of commercially viable methods of hydraulic fracturing have in common. Then it discusses what fracking means for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2012
  • Pink Slime: a case of private shaming and government shamelessness

    What’s slimy, pink, and reportedly in 70 percent of the ground beef found in grocery stores? The “pink slime” is made by gathering waste trimmings, simmering them at low heat so the fat separates easily from the muscle, and spinning the trimmings using a centrifuge to complete the separation. Next, the…
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2012
  • Oh, but the NEXT jobs bill will really work!

    A couple of weeks ago I called it “a highly cherished fiction by policymakers that they are the ones who create the jobs,” going on to compare politicians’ role in job creation with highways’ role in car creation: It’s also dangerous fiction, because these bills and programs require transferring…
    Jon Sanders, March 5, 2012