Michael Sanera


Posts by Michael Sanera (page 2)

  • Is “smart growth” conservative?

    This post on the Next American City site argues yes.  Below is my post indicating my objections. There is a grain of truth in your argument that smart growth is consistent with conservative principles, but just a tiny grain. Deregulating land use by letting individuals implement their plans for…
    Michael Sanera, June 7, 2012
  • For C.S. Lewis fans, this is a crying shame

    The newly founded C.S. Lewis College is no longer in the running for a campus in Northfield Massachusetts. The owners of the campus have decided to give the 217 acre campus to one of the two finalists, the Southern Baptist Convention or Grand Canyon University.  See the details in this…
    Michael Sanera, June 5, 2012
  • Big Bird needs a job—in the private market

    Here is a NCPA summary of a Cato Institute paper about public broadcasting. Assailed from all sides with allegations of bias, charges of political influence and threats to defund their operations, public broadcasters have responded with everything from outright denial to personnel changes.  Yet government-funded media companies are inherently…
    Michael Sanera, May 25, 2012
  • The Road to Serfdom: A Lesson for Greece and America

    From Cafe Hayek: Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Few diagnoses of the eurozone’s woes are as compelling as that offered today by David Malpass (“Greece’s False Austerity“).  Key is this line: “Europe’s battle comes down to government-guaranteed wages and benefits versus labor flexibility.  Europe’s failing…
    Michael Sanera, May 25, 2012
  • Losing money is no crime

    Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day: … is from Jonathan Macey’s fine essay in today’s Wall Street Journal – an essay whose title, “Losing Money Isn’t a Crime,” is spot-on correct and germane: The real lesson of what J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has called the bank’s “egregious…
    Michael Sanera, May 16, 2012
  • An interesting comment over on NR’s “Morning Jolt”

    There is no link because “Morning Jolt” is unlinkable. (The guys at NR need to join the 21st century.) 3. Has America Lost Its Ability to Delay Gratification? This Easter weekend, Jake Tapper talked to Rick Warren: Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren told me that the poor economy has continued…
    Michael Sanera, April 9, 2012
  • MIT researchers earn an “F” from Julian Simon

    It’s a shame that such a prestigious university can put out such nonsense about natural resources.  See this letter from Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek: Eric Pfeiffer reports that “A new study from researchers at MIT … says that the world could suffer from ‘global economic collapse’ and ‘precipitous…
    Michael Sanera, April 6, 2012
  • This is a must read, no really, it is a must read…

    Here is the conclusion of Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post column. To see how she connected Allan Bloom’s blockbuster 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind to the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare, you have to read the entire column. In short, what Bloom spotted more than two decades…
    Michael Sanera, April 5, 2012