Corporate Welfare

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Boston Pulls 2024 Olympic Bid, Taxpayers Win

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

08/01/2015Mises Wire
Boston joins a growing number of cities where the taxpayers decided they didn't want to deal with the massive costs of hosting the Olympic games. As a bastion of crony capitalism, however, the games are still quite popular among politicians and business "leaders."
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War and the Government Control of Money

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareMoney and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.
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Private Enterprise versus Free Enterprise

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfarePrivate Property

03/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
The neo-mercantilist Export-Import Bank is being pushed with bipartisan support yet again. We’re being told that the Ex-Im Bank is good for private enterprise. It’s no doubt good for some private companies, but there’s a difference between private enterprise and free enterprise.
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The Private Equity Boom, Easy Money, and Crony Capitalism

Booms and BustsCorporate Welfare

01/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
One essential feature of private equity is the taking advantage of economies of scale in cronyism, and politicians hope private equity will provide them high-paid jobs when they quit Washington.
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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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