Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 7)

  • Government incentives still aren’t creating jobs

    Businesses make business decisions for business reasons. If they can get free money from politicians wanting to look good in press releases and photo ops, great, but it's rare that it's a deciding factor.
    Jon Sanders, January 2, 2020
  • Why “progressives” hate dollar stores and tax cuts

    Can you imagine being the kind of person who actually wants to make poor people poorer, deliberately, having convinced yourself it'll make them so poor they'll choose "properly"?
    Jon Sanders, December 17, 2019
  • How to make consumers overpay for electricity by billions of dollars

    North Carolinians are really stuck because we have the highest rates in the Southeast for QFs, the longest contracts in the Southeast for QFs, fixed rates, and 60 percent of the nation's QFs.
    Jon Sanders, December 13, 2019
  • PURPA rules change could help electricity consumers

    In the ensuing decades, deregulation, open access, a multitude of state and federal incentives for solar and wind power, and the onset of fracking have dramatically changed the energy scene here. Domestic energy resources are plentiful.
    Jon Sanders, December 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving advice: Be like Isocrates, not Pajama Boy

    Plutarch goes on to explain that these table philosophers, the forerunners to our haranguing political proselytizers, "annoy most people" and prompt the others to acts of rudeness to drown them out.
    Jon Sanders, November 27, 2019
  • Federal law forces consumers to pay billions more than they need for solar and wind power

    Even as solar advocates boasted that solar's costs are plummeting, North Carolina's PURPA terms were locking state ratepayers into a situation where they're forced to buy all solar energy produced at exorbitant costs that go well past the actual production costs. It's a great way to make money, but no way to treat captive consumers of a vital necessity.
    Jon Sanders, November 26, 2019
  • Green cronies trying to win over politicians rather than consumers? That’s not news.

    "Market competition"? The renewable energy industry has made it crystal clear that they want nothing to do with market competition or anything near it. Their own advocates attest that their industry cannot survey without all kinds of government help.
    Jon Sanders, November 22, 2019
  • Sanders: Do Social Concerns Trump Housing Warren, Impeach Gentrification?

    More housing options (including granny flats, garage units, and multiple dwelling units per residence, not just apartments and townhomes) would relax  upward pressure on housing prices. But they would certain not prevent a neighborhood from changing.
    Jon Sanders, November 20, 2019