Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 4)

  • Cooper continues to choose the wrong combo of corporate welfare and taxes

    Gov. Roy Cooper's policies on corporate taxes and corporate welfare can seem confusing at first. In January, he continued his befuddling practice of approving millions of dollars to individual corporations while complaining about corporate tax cuts.
    Jon Sanders, February 12, 2020
  • Regulatory capture, the hidden cronyism

    The captured regulator is a pernicious failed safeguard against cronyism that cloaks corruption in the guise of government oversight.
    Jon Sanders, February 11, 2020
  • Forcing a 20th century model of collectivism on NC’s gig economy?

    The act would try to enforce a 20th century model of collectivism on a different world. In the name of enriching and empowering unions, it would disrupt untold numbers of mutually beneficial relationships between entrepreneurs and companies in North Carolina. 
    Jon Sanders, February 7, 2020
  • Bernie Sanders shows why you don’t shut down nuclear

    A "phase out" of all nuclear power plants in America is a part of Sanders' climate plan. It's a colossally bad idea. For that matter, so is banning hydraulic fracking, and Sanders recently introduced legislation to do just that.
    Jon Sanders, February 6, 2020
  • The wild card in modernizing liquor sales in NC

    How do we get around artificial problems created by a needlessly complex state/local government hybrid system set up to control alcohol sales that, after the fact, became attractive to state and local government to deliver monopoly revenues?
    Jon Sanders, February 3, 2020
  • Film incentives don’t boost a state’s economy, not even in Georgia

    "Hollywood East" (NC) has been battling "Hollywood of the South" (Georgia) in film incentives since before 2009. And Georgia's been winning, according to film incentives' advocates in both states. But are they really?
    Jon Sanders, January 31, 2020
  • Why does North Carolina have these alcohol restrictions?

    There are plenty of small restrictions in North Carolina on buying and selling legal alcoholic products that are worth asking questions about. Here are several.
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2020
  • Asking a key question about the coal-ash settlement agreement

    It would excavate and remove 70 percent of the coal ash identified at those six facilities, leaving 33.8 million tons of coal ash in the ground out of 113.5 million tons.
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2020