Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 217)

  • Raleigh sanitation squabble really a wedge issue to give unions more power in NC?

    I ask based on today’s News & Observer article: Last week, labor strife in Raleigh prompted Mayor Charles Meeker to meet exclusively with leaders of UE 150. Some lawmakers think Raleigh’s negotiations could lead to change across North Carolina — one of the country’s least unionized states —…
    Jon Sanders, October 2, 2006
  • Article in NC State’s Technician: “From War to the Classroom”

    Kudos to Technician for printing this article, about three students — Jeremy Pfistner, Phillip Yeakey and Nathan Smith — who came to NC State after serving in Iraq: Yeakey spent much of his time in Iraq helping the civilians. His patrol rebuilt schools, handed out soccer balls to the…
    Jon Sanders, September 29, 2006
  • A stout article distills why bureaucrats benefit from socialism

    You know, I can think of few perks for a government commission position better than being flown on a junket to Ireland for a six-day trip to meet with Irish distillery representatives and attend golf’s Ryder Cup. Now, officials stress that no state money was used. But kudos for…
    Jon Sanders, September 29, 2006
  • “Main Street” community knows more about diversity than university leaders

    In the Fuquay-Varina Independent, newspaper for a “Main Street” community, one reads this: Cultural Arts Festival to embrace diversity Saturday The Fuquay-Varina Cultural Arts Society will hold its third annual fall festival on Saturday, September 30, at South Park, 900 South Main St. in Fuquay-Varina. “We’re really excited…
    Jon Sanders, September 28, 2006
  • True liberalism

    Hats off to Sheldon Richman of the Foundation for Economic Education for his essay “I, Liberal” on true liberalism. The bastardization of a great idea has long been a sore spot for me, to which this post from last year will attest: Coercion is opposed to true…
    Jon Sanders, February 8, 2005