Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 228)

  • Of Carrboro, dancing hippies, and eminent domain

    To follow up Donna’s post, it seemed at first that community had reached a mutually acceptable compromise. It appeared that the Weaver Street Market owners had gotten protesters to acknowledge their rights as private property owners, and they also had worked to retain a unique use of that property…
    Jon Sanders, October 10, 2006
  • Quick-hitter: Impressions from Carolina FreedomNet 2006

    I had expected an interesting cross-section of opinionated people, which could have involved a near-politician-esque overuse of the first-person singular, but that thankfully did not pan out. I had also expected many unique and compelling viewpoints and people, and that thankfully did pan out. The singularly unique “Controversy Outta Nowhere”…
    Jon Sanders, October 9, 2006
  • “Up next on the news: the latest from the lottery fraud trial. But first, Powerball!”

    While that isn’t a direct quotation, it is essentially how WRAL led its news coverage tonight. There is a sort of perverse elegance to that. First the state gambling, then the latest on one of the corruption and fraud cases related to the state gambling.
    Jon Sanders, October 4, 2006
  • 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