Michael Sanera


Posts by Michael Sanera (page 9)

  • Will the Supreme Court decide that the Commerce Clause means Congress can force us to engage in commerce? Analysis and Prediction

    This George Will column explains the grave constitutional importance of the Obmacare case that will be heard by the Supreme Court. In brief, if the court upholds Obamacare’s individual mandate that forces people to buy health insurance, we will have moved from a limited federal government to one that…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
  • A new history book from Regnery Publishing

    Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and The Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose From the publisher: Intense political partisanship, crushing national debt, citizens losing their homes to foreclosure, and a nation in danger of separating at the seams. Sounds like America…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
  • The Founders reject the “Living Constitution”

    Our friends at What Would the Founders Think compiled this list of quotes by the Founders about the meaning of the Constitution and then compared them to quotes by the leading Progressives who argued for a “Living Constitution.” From the WWFT article: The Founders believed that the Constitution was…
    Michael Sanera, November 21, 2011
  • The Washington “shell game” continues

    If you believe that the failure of the supercommittee means the end of life as we know it, as the MSM wants us to believe, you need to read this column by George Will. Sensible people who remember the last grand budget bargain will be dry-eyed about not…
    Michael Sanera, November 18, 2011
  • Not from the “Onion”

    Don Boudreaux posts this at Cafe Hayek: … is from this enlightening essay by the great Amity Shlaes; the woman quoted just below is a student at Harvard University, one of several of whom recently walked out of Greg Mankiw’s EC10 course: “I’m someone who lives below the poverty…
    Michael Sanera, November 16, 2011
  • Goldberg has done it again

    Jonah Goldberg’s “The Goldberg File” has done it again, given me belly laughs on this damp and dreary Friday. His analysis of the Cain controversy: Cain’s impressive performance in the polls is almost surely not the result of his campaign genius. It’s a product of the fact that Cain’s an…
    Michael Sanera, November 4, 2011
  • The housing crisis and the Mises solution

    Here is an excellent discussion of the many solutions to the housing crisis, all of them disasters except this one. Ludwig von Mises explained that one government intervention leads to an endless succession of interventions to deal with the effects of the first and subsequent interventions. Ultimately, it comes…
    Michael Sanera, November 4, 2011
  • Quotation of the Day

    Here is Cafe Hayek’s quotation of the day: is from page 87 of Vol. 1 of the 1980 Knopf edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America: But I am of the opinion that a centralized administration is fit only to enervate the nations in which it exists,…
    Michael Sanera, October 31, 2011