Michael Sanera


Posts by Michael Sanera (page 6)

  • Romney, the last partician, replaced by a new secular clergy

    This is an interesting article by Joel Kotkin.  He argues that Romney is the last patrician and he is being replaced by the a new power elite more akin to a secular congregation. Like the old patricians, this new group shares a basic ideology. Indeed they can be seen…
    Michael Sanera, January 23, 2012
  • Kodak, Creative Destruction and Crony Capitalism

    This article by AEI’s John Steele Gordon documents the rise and fall of Kodak and the near demise of Xerox and IBM.  Unfortunately for us now large companies have learned to avoid Schumpeter’s creative destruction by turning to government and engaging in crony capitalism. It is likely that Kodak…
    Michael Sanera, January 23, 2012
  • The life and death of American cities

    Hillsdale College professor Burt Folsom provides this brief analysis of how high taxes killed Detroit and how low taxes have led to prosperity in San Fransisco, Boston and New York. While Raleigh and Charlotte are not Detroit yet, city fathers and mothers seem to constantly give in to the…
    Michael Sanera, January 23, 2012
  • A letter to the Iredell County Commissioners

    Dear Iredell County Commissioners: I noticed with great pleasure your courageous 5-0 vote against paying to extent Charlotte’s red line north to Iredell County.  You are exactly correct.  The transit planners and consultants always overestimate the ridership and underestimate the costs.  This fact is shown by the 2002 statistical study…
    Michael Sanera, January 20, 2012
  • You might be a progressive if, you like Italian style fascism

    John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, provides this important history lesson. Progressives constantly repeat the big lie that they are for the little guy.  Just read The Nation or Salon. Goodman documents that from the start they are for big business and…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
  • NC Legislature: just say no to high cost energy

    Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority.  These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
  • It drives me crazy when….

    It drives me crazy when our side calls it a “payroll” tax.  It is the tax that supports Social Security.  Yes, I know that Congress spends the revenue from the tax every year and puts IOUs in the Social Security Trust fund, but someone, sometime must insert some reality into…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
  • Geo Will continues his seminar on the Constitution

    In this class session, Will discusses the meaning of the 9th Amendment and the “presumption of liberty”. “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Of course, the Supreme Court has completed gutted both the 9th…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011