Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 186)

  • From each according to his ability, to Obama according to his need

    The irony in this news article is thick, hearty, and delicious: President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: “support American jobs.” The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their…
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2011
  • When all the king’s resources fail to fix a great fall

    My latest article on addresses the riddle of Humpty Dumpty from a different angle; namely, why on earth did the king think it was his government’s business to get that involved in Humpty’s fall? An excerpt: Was Humpty destroyed in the fall? The implication is that…
    Jon Sanders, October 6, 2011
  • “The business of Apple wasn’t politics”

    From The Washington Examiner today: Consider this extraordinary fact: despite being a $100-billion-a-year company in a rapidly changing industry, Apple never formed a political action committee. Also, Apple spent less on lobbying than its competitors. See the chart above showing the 2010 lobbying expenditures of some computer companies you’ve…
    Jon Sanders, October 6, 2011
  • Milk: It does a b[ureaucrat] good

    Three hundred and fifty (that’s 350) bureaucrats, that is. Patrick Gleason posts: The gov’t pays 350 bureaucrats to set the price of milk – fun little flow chart on this jacked up process:…
    Jon Sanders, October 4, 2011
  • News Raleigh could use: How LA got rid of its red-light cameras

    Reason interviews Jay Beeber, who persuaded the Los Angeles civilian police commission to vote unanimously against LA’s red-light cameras. A snippet: Q: One piece of information you’ve provided is that red-light cameras actually increase the number of accidents. How is that? A: Red-light cameras have been shown in a…
    Jon Sanders, October 3, 2011
  • Meanwhile, they wonder: Why’s the economy STILL failing?

    As has been discussed here before, the net effect of the stimulus was to have the government go deep, deep, deep into debt in costing about $340,000 for each person it threw out of work. (I haven’t updated the figures recently; perversely, the stimulus’ cost per person unemployed has…
    Jon Sanders, September 29, 2011
  • Kaiser Family Foundation report blows holes in Obama’s false healthcare promises

    Per ABC: Workers at the Flora Venture flower shop in Newmarket, NH, remember when presidential candidate named Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., promised that their health care costs would go down if they elected him and his health care plan was enacted. On May 3, 2008, the president told voters…
    Jon Sanders, September 29, 2011
  • MIT economist: First step to helping the poor and least employable is to price them out of the work force

    Of course, Paul Osterman—who is busy promoting a book—doesn’t put his case in those terms, but other economists would overwhelmingly agree that that is what he is actually promoting. Per CNN: Getting the economy going will require more than just creating a large number of low-wage positions, said…
    Jon Sanders, September 28, 2011