Michael Sanera

Posts by Michael Sanera (page 4)

  • No suprise here….

    Washington DC grows while the rest of the country is in the Great Recession.  From Joel Kotkin in Forbes. Boom times in the capital — particularly amidst a weak recovery elsewhere — are driving this growth. Since 2007, notes Stephen Fuller at George Mason University, the D.C. region’s…
    Michael Sanera, March 20, 2012
  • Why do health care costs increase? See graph

    Health care mess in one graph.  See the discussion here.  …
    Michael Sanera, March 19, 2012
  • The first locovore also ate organic

    Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day: … is from page 557 of Will Durant’s 1950 volume, The Age of Faith; here Durant writes about the typical medieval peasant: He shared in the social life of the village, but had no cultural interests.  He could not read; a literate…
    Michael Sanera, March 13, 2012
  • Remembering Whittaker Chambers

    Whittaker Chambers captured the essence of the intellectual appeal of communism better than anyone in the Cold War era.  His 1954 book, Witness, had a powerful influence on me. The intellectual attraction of a utopian world is still strong in the left today, environmentalism, smart growth, sustainability.  Thomas Sowell traces…
    Michael Sanera, March 2, 2012
  • “Maybe these really are uglier times than usual.”

    Russ Roberts posted this  on Cafe Hayek. Andrew Breitbart has passed away. I didn’t know him. I never met him. I know little about him. I know he had something to do with the hidden camera video that exposed ACORN as not being very particular about the kind of…
    Michael Sanera, March 2, 2012
  • Life imitates Hogan’s Heros

    From Ken Green at AEI.  See Ken’s comment and video here.  Just like SGT Schultz, Obama knows nothing about the cause of high gas prices.  He is not to blame.
    Michael Sanera, February 23, 2012
  • Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
  • Anyone else tired of Mrs. Obama’s eat more veggies campaign?

    Don Boudreaux exposes the difference between Mrs. Obama’s preaching about eating more vegetables and Mr. Obama’s subsidies to remain fat in this letter to the New York Times. Here’s a letter to the New York Times: Many of my friends wonder why I’m annoyed by Michelle Obama’s constant…
    Michael Sanera, February 13, 2012