Corporate Welfare

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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedInterventionism

Do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency?
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The Politics of "Free" Trade Agreements

Corporate WelfareWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

10/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Anyone reading modern day trade agreements would not be surprised to discover that they focus less and less on reducing import duties, and more on developing national industries, promoting exports, and ensuring domestic policy space.
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Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareMedia and Culture

10/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
As one of the most subsidized non-profit organizations in American history, the NFL excels at tackling the American taxpayer.
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Subsidies, Market Prices, and the 2014 Farm Bill

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareEntrepreneurshipPrices

10/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
2014’s new US Farm Bill eliminates many direct subsidies to farmers, while replacing them with subsidized insurance programs. This will lead to higher costs for taxpayers and distorted markets in the future.
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Higher Ed Cronyism in Serbia: A Case Study

Corporate WelfareGlobal Economy

08/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of the most common ways in which cronyism manifests itself in Serbia is when professional degrees and employment positions are awarded based on political party membership , and not on the basis of professional expertise.
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Tax Cuts Are Only for the Powerful

Corporate WelfareWorld HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

Politicians tell us that tax cuts aren't necessary for economic growth. But when a politically-powerful company offers to move to town and hire people, the politicians fall all over themselves to offer a tax cut. Ordinary business owners, meanwhile, get no such offers, writes Crosby Kemper III and...
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Why the Cost of Government Is Higher Than You Think

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareInterventionism

05/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
When governments spend, regulate, and tax, they decrease household take-home pay while diverting savings and investment to the government class.
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Cartels and Subsidies in Canadian Agriculture

Corporate WelfareLegal SystemInterventionism

05/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Canadian agricultural policy today subsidizes and controls markets in grain, dairy, and other products to ensure profitability.
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Crony Capitalism and the Transcontinental Railroads

Corporate WelfareU.S. History

03/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
The first transcontinentals were all creatures, not of capitalism or the private markets, but of government.
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David Brooks, The Whigs, and Corporate Welfare

Corporate WelfareU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

02/06/2014Mises Daily Articles
The NYT gets it wrong again. We are told the Whigs, the original crony capitalists, were the voice of the common man against a tyrannical government. Hogwash.
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