Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 4)

  • Trump EPA ends ‘Sue and Settle’ scheme

    The EPA is finally ending the scheme whereby the federal government sends millions of dollars to radical environmentalist outfits while they foist costly rules on us without going through the rulemaking process.
    Jon Sanders, October 16, 2017
  • An all-time, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, stuffy-head…policy

    It can't make Carolina cold and allergy sufferers feel any better to know that, while they're stymied in purchasing effective over-the-counter treatment, rogue chemists are staying ahead of policymakers trying to prevent meth production by restricting things used to produce it.
    Jon Sanders, October 12, 2017
  • At long last, EPA moves to repeal ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule

    EPA's move to repeal the CPP would avert staggering costs on the economy, on business and industry, and on poor ratepayers. Meanwhile, all century long energy-based emissions have been falling in the U.S. and North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, October 11, 2017
  • Forbes economist: Amazon winner will be a financial loser

    University of Georgia economics professor Jeffrey Dorfman goes into detail explaining how, given the enormous incentives package Amazon requires, the math can't add up to make winning the Amazon headquarters a financial winner for state and local governments.
    Jon Sanders, October 10, 2017
  • Creeping Cronyism is a really tiresome movie … series

    Accountability is sorely missing in the issue of film grants. It's one of those issues where special interests win out easily over working people and small local business enterprises who don't have the time nor money to lobby for legislators to protect their interests.
    Jon Sanders, October 6, 2017
  • A deep dive into North Carolina’s sea of red tape

    A a new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that North Carolina's administrative code contains 109,350 restrictions.Which are piled on top of 1.15 million federal restrictions.
    Jon Sanders, October 5, 2017
  • For safety’s sake, ignore opportunistic media when they demand more gun control

    Unimaginably crass opportunism from media tries to push gun control after the Las Vegas shooting. The facts remain: a large increase in gun ownership in this nation has coincided with steep declines in firearm murder rates and nonfatal firearm victimization rates. Overall crime rates are at near historic lows.
    Jon Sanders, October 3, 2017
  • Express sympathy for victims? How dare you?

    Now we're told that expressing condolences — especially "thoughts and prayers" — to victims of the worst mass shooting in American history is an outrageous offense, worthy of condemnation in the vilest of terms.
    Jon Sanders, October 3, 2017