Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 3)

  • Help our cideries; don’t keep them shut down

    How can our policymakers help cideries? First, let cideries open and welcome the public back in. Our Carolina Rebound project proposes another sensible way to help cideries going forward.
    Jon Sanders, May 22, 2020
  • “Who can survive that?” Cooper’s shutdown kills more restaurants

    The thought that Cooper's legal team thinks they can "discover" dictatorial powers where they aren't is terrifying. The consequences are too numerous to list. The steady destruction of small businesses and the jobs they once provided is one particularly sad result.
    Jon Sanders, May 21, 2020
  • Chart: The states by when restaurants have reopened and COVID-19 death rate

    A map of when (or if) states have allowed their restaurants to reopen with restrictions interlaced with their COVID-19 death rates per 100,000 people.
    Jon Sanders, May 20, 2020
  • We could have Universal License Recognition here

    Senate Bill 773 would bring universal license recognition to NC. Universal license recognition is one of the five reforms in the John Locke Foundation’s package of recommendations for streamlining occupational regulation to get North Carolinians back to work.
    Jon Sanders, May 20, 2020
  • If a ‘rebellion’ has begun, it’s got a sterling pedigree

    While people struggle to provide for their families, these police-state acts to uphold Cooper's rule by fiat call to mind one of the charges laid against King George III in the Declaration of Independence, that he has "sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance."
    Jon Sanders, May 14, 2020
  • Amid Cooper’s shutdown, more Raleigh restaurants close forever

    I want people to understand that these losses aren't just places where you grab a bite to eat. They are employers of many people, people who as explained above are living paycheck to paycheck. They are run by conscientious owners who care very much for their employees and who feel these losses deeply.
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2020
  • Cooper’s shutdown kills a pub

    Have you even considered what it's going to be like if only one-third of your favorite joints are going to be there when we're finally allowed to get out and dine? 
    Jon Sanders, May 12, 2020
  • Now more than ever, we need least-cost, reliable electricity

    The post-COVID economy is going to be stark. People are going to be hurting. This is no time for expensive policy games that were barely tolerable even when times were good
    Jon Sanders, May 11, 2020