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Economic Progress and Economic Decay: North versus South

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLawU.S. Economy

Blog12/03/2022

While high-quality automobiles and other manufactured goods are being produced in the Southeast, northeastern states like New York are falling behind, thanks to progressive governance.

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Who Really Owns Big Digital Tech?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. Economy

Blog11/30/2022

Is Big Tech a government creation—as the American Conservative recently claimed—or is it the result of entrepreneurs employing a mechanism created for noncommercial uses? It is both, writes Michael Rectenwald.

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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

Blog11/26/2022

Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.

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American Chip "Independence": Protectionism by Another Name

Cronyism and CorporatismProgressivismProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/10/2022

While both the Left and Right celebrate the government's new drive to subsidize American microchip manufacturing, we should remember that political "investments" always result in crony capitalist disasters.

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Multinational Agrichemical Corporations and the Great Food Transformation

Corporate WelfareCronyism and Corporatism

Blog11/05/2022

As "decarbonize agriculture" becomes the watchword, powerful multinational agriculture firms have embraced the 2030 UN agenda. Their actions will result in widespread hunger.

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Changing of the Guard: Can Musk Deliver on His Promises for Free Speech and Information?

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismStrategy

Blog10/31/2022

While Elon Musk says he will bring free speech back to Twitter, the forces of statism will not be still. The jury is out on how successful Musk's experiment will be.

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Can Tax Cuts Reduce Corruption in Ukraine?

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/10/2022

Ukraine not only is famous for its current war with Russia, but also for being one of the most corrupt states in Europe. Cutting taxes may reduce the underground economy.

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Student Loan Forgiveness Treats the Symptom, Not the Disease

Cronyism and CorporatismProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog09/27/2022

President Biden's recent student loan forgiveness initiative only exacerbates the real problem: the cost of a college education, thanks to government intervention, is outrageously high.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2022

One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.

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