Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,837)

  • Re: Sustainability as a racket

    Those of you who are interested in delving further into the dubious nature of the sustainability industry might enjoy two National Legal and Policy Center articles from our friend Paul Chesser. McDonalds Targeted by Stonyfield Farm Front Group Climate Scorekeepers Can’t Keep Their Grades…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • Ron Paul: A favorite among bureaucrats and those who feed from the government trough?

    It’s not posted online, but the following blurb from the latest print version of Bloomberg Businessweek offers a surprising fact about Ron Paul’s presidential bid: It comes as no surprise that federal employees and those who work for the biggest government contractors are giving cash to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • Sure as day follows night, an economist named Galbraith will embrace a goofball idea

    What’s the No. 1 step the federal government could take now to address our economic woes? Bloomberg Businessweek asked University of Texas professor James K. Galbraith, son of one the most prominent Keynesian economists in history. So what should be done? Since…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • Sustainability as a racket

    Those of you who read Roy Cordato’s 2008 Macon Research Series report might remember his admonition to political leaders who are interested in sustainability: So long as there is a free market system, where prices are allowed to fluctuate and entrepreneurs are free to pursue profits…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • Borders, Ferguson highlight a policy contradiction

    In his latest Ideas Matter update, Max Borders focuses on a video from historian Niall Ferguson that points to an inherent contradiction in federal government policies involving banks. On the one hand you have a regulatory approach that seeks to re-capitalize and tighten…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh reports for Carolina Journal Online about a western North Carolina public charter school run by teachers who are also investors. John Hood’s Daily Journal reflects on Gov. Beverly Perdue’s bad week.
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • New at CJO: State lawmakers consider buying iPads

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online that state lawmakers are considering buying themselves iPads or other similar tablets.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • Sowell offers a history lesson

    Thomas Sowell invokes within the latest column the old saying that we should “learn the lessons of history.” Talk show host Michael Medved?, for example, apparently thinks the Republicans need a centrist presidential candidate in 2012. He said, “Most political battles are won by…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011