Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 175)

  • The Stimulus Plan Theme Song

    The return of economic nostrums of the mid-1900s has me thinking it needs celebration in the music of the mid-1900s. And since this Keynesian battiness is essentially a witch-doctor's prescription for our age (unga buncombe indeed), there could be only one song: The Witch-Doctors Song 2008 By Jon Sanders Vocal stylings by George W. "Keynes Isn't Dead" Bush I told the Fed Chairman a recession was due I told the Fed Chairman I heard it on the news And then Bernanke, well, he showed me what to do He said that Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, gotta have a stimulus plan Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang get a stimulus plan now Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, yes it's just a gimmick Oo ee, oo ah ah, the media are sure to love it
    Jon Sanders, February 13, 2008
  • Maverick vs. Iceman

    Hamnation is so clever today I’m going to post it before a particular (and justifiably) proud daddy gets his chance: Really — well done.
    Jon Sanders, February 5, 2008
  • John Edwards, the anti-Buckley

    When William F. Buckley announced the creation of National Review, he famously said: It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it. Today John Edwards announced the end to…
    Jon Sanders, January 30, 2008
  • Cameron Crazies to adopt more mundane silliness Thursday

    WRAL explains: To symbolize Duke’s commitment to sustainable environmental practices, recycling and water conservation, the Cameron Crazies – Duke’s enthusiastic student fans – will wear green shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “BLEED BLUE, LIVE GREEN,” the university announced. Duke will purchase carbon offsets equivalent to the electricity, steam and…
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2008
  • Liberalization and Russian beauty

    Anne Applebaum writes on a “frivolous [but] interesting” subject: “Where Did All Those Gorgeous Russians Come From? To put it bluntly, in the Soviet Union there was no market for female beauty. … Unusual beauty, like unusual genius, was considered highly suspicious in the Soviet Union and its satellite…
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2008
  • Vermont town would arrest Bush, Cheney (unless they’re nude)?

    In the news: Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont. Brattleboro last made national news for proudly allowing…
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2008
  • That’s our John!

    Charles Krauthammer leaves a mark: Edwards has made much of his renunciation of his Iraq War vote. But he has not stopped there. His entire campaign has been an orgy of regret and renunciation. • As senator, he voted in 2001 for a bankruptcy bill that he now denounces.
    Jon Sanders, January 25, 2008
  • Hark, the sound of consensus

    Per WRAL today: … The exchange [at the the 88th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society], captured by National Public Radio, illustrates how emotional the global warming debate has become for hurricane experts. “Can you answer the question?” Landsea demanded. “I’m not going to answer the question because…
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2008