Cronyism and Corporatism

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The Rise of Economic Fascism in America

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog09/03/2021

Virtually all of the specific economic policies advocated by the Italian and German fascists of the 1930s have also been adopted in the United States in some form, and continue to be adopted to this day.

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Why Aren't There More Free Market Surgery Centers and Clinics?

Cronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/22/2021

Just over twenty-four years ago the Surgery Center of Oklahoma began with a simple mission: deliver the highest quality of care at a reasonable and posted price. They've since faced many obstacles from Uncle Sam and his healthcare cronies.

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The American Rescue Plan: Limits of the Highly Visible

Booms and BustsCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Policy

Blog05/01/2021

In the long run, economic stimulus creates no shortage of losers. The state’s objective is always to extract as many eggs from the golden goose as possible, only now it's not important to keep the goose alive.

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The State-Corporate Convergence in Our State of Emergency

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and Secession

Blog04/22/2021

The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.

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The Plutocrats of Wall Street and Silicon Valley Are Scamming America

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2021

Free market advocates long ago figured out that the monied classes of bankers and Wall Street operatives were exploiting the "little people" to prop up the fortunes of what is now the billionaire class. The scam is alive and well today. 

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Playing Games with Stocks

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial Markets

Blog03/04/2021

The GameStop saga—can we call it an insurrection?—wants easy heroes and villains. Both are available.

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India's Farming Reform: A Lesson in Interest Group Politics

Cronyism and CorporatismPrice ControlsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/23/2021

If Punjabi farmers had been portrayed as affluent, the media would view them as greedy entrepreneurs. But leveraging the political capital of perceived powerlessness has allowed them to obscure their true status as rent seekers. 

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The Dystopian Bubble: George Orwell Meets Charles Mackay

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog02/09/2021

The opening pages of the new decade feel like we’re living through a combination of George Orwell’s 1984 and Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Short Selling

Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial Markets

Blog02/03/2021

Allowing short selling increases the number of people with an incentive to discover valuable information about firms’ prospects by providing an added mechanism to benefit from information that turns out to be negative. This makes markets more responsive and honest.

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Pennsylvania's Lockdown Rules Were Arbitrary, Inconsistent, and Political

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/28/2021

Surprise! An audit of Pennsylvania's covid lockdowns reveals the process lacked any legal consistency or transparency. Yet Pennsylvania's health bureaucrats have used these arbitrary rules to crush the state's entrepreneurs. 

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