Cronyism and Corporatism

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Understanding Our Disharmony

AntipoliticsCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture


Ostensibly to combat "disunity," political elites have called for Americans to unite over the "public good." However, the policies these elites want to put into place are the very cause of disharmonies in the first place.

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Progressive Interventionism Is Ruining American Healthcare

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealthProgressivism


Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again: demanding government intervention in the nation's healthcare system to deal with problems caused by earlier government intervention.

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Arkansas' Attack on Chinese-Owned Property Is Reckless and Crony-Driven

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is forcing a Chinese firm to sell its Arkansas land holdings in the name of “national security.” The order is economically destructive and serves no useful purpose.

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Are Businesses Entitled to a Fair Profit?

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Policy


One of the cliches of the New Deal was that businesses were entitled to a “fair” profit. Leonard Read astutely pointed out that profits (and losses) have nothing to do with “fairness.”

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Preserving the Statist Quo: Creating a Generation of Welfare-ing, Libertine Narcissists

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


Not only is Washington in political turmoil, but the policies emanating from the Beltway are more incoherent than ever.

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Killers of the Flower Moon Is about Government Failure

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureU.S. History


The newly-released movie "Killers of the Flower Moon" depicts what happens when politically-connected people can use the state to carry out nefarious deeds. Unfortunately, government failure is one lesson that is sure to be lost here.

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Is Migration a Tool of the Consumptive Class?

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyMinarchyProgressivism


An unfortunate consequence of increased wealth is the growth of the parasitic consumptive class of political and cultural elites. Labor migrations often follow in the wake of damage that elites do.

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Contra CATO: COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Not a Free Market Victory

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePolitics


A Cato Institute associate has declared the development of the covid-19 vaccines to be a free-market “triumph.” The only thing that has triumphed in this sorry episode has been the rapid growth of coercive government power.

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No Monetary or Political Bailouts for Belt-and-Road Initiative Debtors

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismSocialismWar and Foreign Policy


The countries have changed, but the story remains the same. Wealthier countries try to “invest” by lending money to African regimes, where the money disappears. This time, China is the big lender.

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