Corporate Welfare

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How Governments Broke the Oil Market

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismGlobal Economy

Blog05/05/2020

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.

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Central Bankers Are Running Out of Options

Corporate WelfareMoney and Banks

Blog03/24/2020

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.

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Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System

Blog02/25/2020

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.

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How Rent Seeking Impoverishes Nations

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog01/08/2020

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.

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Bernie Sanders Wants to Kill Pro Baseball

Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog01/02/2020

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.

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Why Big Business Prefers Lobbying Government to Competing in the Marketplace

Corporate Welfare

Blog08/29/2019

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.

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If I Were a Corporate Shill…

Corporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

Blog07/29/2019

If I were a corporate shill, the last thing I'd want is a free-market, laissez-faire economic system. 

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Earth to Tesla: Elon Musk Has Few Ideas Beyond Begging for Government Money

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare

Blog06/12/2019

Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.

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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

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.

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