Why Must Efficient Services Be Forced On Consumers?

In his recent guest commentary (“Renewable energy works – and works well – in Michigan,” June 18), Skip Pruss claims that “Wind and solar energy in Michigan are proving to be highly efficient, money-saving energy choices for Michigan consumers.” This is great news for energy consumers and clean energy advocates. But it runs counter to…

Status quo thoughts on the status quo

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: In his recent letter, William Smith expresses his concerns with the status quo in the political process: “If the president and his party don’t help the majority of the people during his term in office, vote them out! Until then, how will we…

A Stimulating Broken Window Fallacy

Go to 3:25 and listen to President Obama speak about the benefits of  job creation for a window manufacturer in Philadelphia. (watch about 20 seconds… you’ll get the point) Then watch this clip about the window manufacturer in Pittsburg. Lastly, read this essay on a window manufacturer from France.  A lot of lessons to be learned…

Dear President Obama:

Here is a great letter to President Obama from Don Boudreaux: Neither consistency nor sincerity is what they do. Don http://www.cafehayek.com/ …………………………………. 25 January 2010 Mr. Barack Obama President, Executive Branch United States government Washington, DC Dear Mr. Obama: In your weekly radio address on Saturday (Jan. 23) you harshly criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling…

Birds still fly

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: In his recent letter, Scott Miller states, “it appears that some of our legislators are more concerned with profits for big business than the health and future welfare of their constituents.  Contact senators Stabenow and Levin and urge them to come together around…

A Political Romance

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: Imagine the excitement of wealthy health industry executives as they watch the progression of the healthcare bill through the political system. These executives have been paying lobbyists large sums of money in an attempt to pass healthcare reform and it’s all about to…

Politics and Theatre

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: John Burke writes in his recent letter that: “[U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak should] also remember that health care reform is a moral issue in itself. That thousands are dying every year because of the lack of affordable health care is also a call…

Kids in a Candy Store

Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News: Dana Saxton is troubled by Granholm’s proposal to slash the agricultural extension program (Support Extension, November 12).  She lists several benefits, and concludes by stating: “We need to act now! If we don’t act, we will regret it for a long time… Don’t…