Cronyism and Corporatism

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The "War On Terror" Comes Home

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/12/2021

It is partly an attempt to erase the Trump movement from the pages of history, but it is also an attempt to silence criticism of the emerging political consensus in the coming Biden era that may come from progressive or antiwar circles.

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There Ain't No Success like Failure

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyStrategy

Blog01/07/2021

Do we support the “occupation” of the Senate Chamber as an expression of righteous anger over the feeling that the election was stolen? Not really, because it will not achieve anything.

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Why People Don't Trust Pfizer's Covid Vaccine.

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog12/16/2020

Why are so many people afraid of vaccines from Big Pharma? It might be because these companies have given the public many reasons to be skeptical of them and their products. 

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Trump’s NDAA Veto Threat Should Force a Conversation on Defense Spending

Corporate WelfareCronyism and Corporatism

Blog12/15/2020

A dirty secret of congressional military spending is that when the government allocates billions in spending, unnecessary, wasteful, and parochial interests quickly find their way into the legislation.

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The Google Election

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog11/13/2020

We are witnessing the governmentalization of private industry, the turning of supposedly private enterprises into state apparatuses, and the growth of the state through putatively private extensions of it.

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Stop Confusing Money with Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsInflation

Blog11/13/2020

Useful goods and services, and the productive resources needed to create useful goods and services, are wealth. Money is not wealth, and creating more money without first creating wealth is a big problem. 

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Why There is No Such Thing as an Exploitative Monopoly in a Free Market

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/26/2020

What's a telltale sign of economic illiteracy? I'm starting to believe the worst is the claim that markets lead to monopoly and the accumulation of wealth in a few hands.

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Chile Won't Become a Developed Country If It Doesn't Change Course

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog10/24/2020

Twenty years ago, it looked like Chile was well on its way to joining the world's small club of developed countries. But this path looks less and less likely as Chile abandons its commitment to freedom and markets.

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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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