Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 189)

  • To that, Pres. Obama says, “YES, WE CAN!”

    Sen. Barack Obama, campaigning for president in La Crosse, Wisc., Oct. 1, 2008: We can’t run up a credit card, have a party and leave our children pay the bill. It is time to put an end to the runaway spending and the record deficits. It’s not how you…
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2011
  • Re: Stimulus destroys

    My latest column builds on my Locker Room post from Friday. An excerpt: It is now mid-July 2011. The latest jobs report is now out, and unemployment is not around 6.6 percent as Obama’s economists predicted. Instead it is…
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2011
  • UNC’s pimped-out honor

    Last year I wrote that “The mockery of the academics and ‘Honor’ of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now nearly complete.” That was in response to the case of Kendric Burney, a senior at UNC who went before the Honor Court seeking permission to add…
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2011
  • Stimulus destroys more jobs than it creates, II

    Remember this? It’s from the incoming Obama administration’s report warning of terrible unemployment in the United States for years if his stimulus plan isn’t passed. As you can see, if it’s not passed, then gosh, unemployment will hit 9.0% and stay there till the third quarter of 2010.
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2011
  • 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