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Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismGlobal Economy
The oil industry became one of the main areas of malinvestment in the years of massive liquidity and low yields. This perpetuated excess capacity and kept inefficient companies unnecessarily alive.
Corporate WelfareMoney and Banks
Central bankers are panicking, and their solutions range from "buy everything that moves" to pushing interest rates even further into negative territory. Yet this doesn't seem to be helping much.
Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System
Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.
Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending
So long as governments exist, it is essential that we minimize the ability of groups and individuals to use the power of the state to enrich themselves.
Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureU.S. History
Major league baseball wants to cut back the minors in order to cut losses. But Bernie Sanders has other plans that may ultimately help kill pro baseball.
When corporations can make more money by angling for government favors than they can by serving customers, that is exactly what they are going to do.
Corporate WelfareTaxes and Spending
If I were a corporate shill, the last thing I'd want is a free-market, laissez-faire economic system.
Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureSocialism
Quite simply, there should be no public policy box marked “broadcasting.”
Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare
Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.
Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory
Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.