Posts Tagged ‘David Brooks’

Economist called genius by left backs Prop. 13-style wealth protection

Friday, April 25th, 2014
capital

It may seem wonky and obscure now, but I bet it's going to emerge as a strong, enduring counterpunch to Proposition 13 critics. I refer to the fact that French economist Thomas Piketty -- the hottest, in the media sense, social scientist of modern times -- thinks that property taxes that rise in tan...

Having no fixed beliefs could pay off for Nathan Fletcher

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Having no fixed beliefs could pay off for Nathan Fletcher

Sometimes, when lawmakers change parties, it has an obvious logic. When Texas Congressman Phil Gramm, a free-market economist before entering politics, switched from Democrat to Republican during Ronald Reagan's first term, it made sense. Gramm had little in common with a Democratic Party led by Ted...

I wasn’t born to follow…

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
I wasn’t born to follow…

June 12, 2012 By John Seiler Cue the great Byrds song, "I Wasn't Born to Follow" from one of my favorite movies, "Easy Rider": I bring that up because The New York Times' featured "conservative," David Brooks, whom I knew briefly in Washington, D.C. back in 1987, writes a column today entitled,...