Cronyism and Corporatism

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How Rent Seeking Impoverishes Nations

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog01/08/2020

So long as governments exist, it is essential that we minimize the ability of groups and individuals to use the power of the state to enrich themselves.

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In Healthcare, a Little Bit of Market Freedom Goes a Long Way

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsHealth

Blog12/30/2019

Clearly marked prices on private-sector cash-payment surgeries are a great thing. In fact, the competition of for-profit surgery centers drives down prices at more "traditional" (i.e., highly bureaucratized) hospitals.

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Expect the ECB to Use a "Climate Crisis" to Justify Their Next Stimulus Plan

Cronyism and CorporatismThe EnvironmentMoney and Banks

Blog11/23/2019

The ECB, always happy to repeat the mistakes of Japan, is likely to start new programs of debt monetization for green projects and claim it is a different, radical and new measure.

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PG&E's Failures Show the Dangers of Government-Imposed Utility Monopolies

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/30/2019

 The reason PG&E can get away with such outrageous mismanagement is that the California government literally guarantees them their business.

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The Data Shows Socialists — Not Sanctions — Destroyed Venezuela's Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/04/2019

If we stick to the data, regardless of which socioeconomic indicator we choose, it seems clear that the sharp economic downturn began long before 2017.

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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade: A New Progressive War on Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/06/2019

In their war on "monopolies," Progressives like Elizabeth Warren show they don't understand the history of anti-monopoly legislation, and they also don't understand that modern day "monopolies" aren't really monopolies at all.

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Can the EU Survive the Next Financial Crisis?

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/29/2019

Existing political tensions within the EU are certain to escalate as the EU falls behind in global economic power, and Brussels, hooked on profligacy, for the first time faces budget cuts.

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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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Elon Musks's Taxpayer-Funded Gravy Train

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog12/12/2018

The government should put its cozy relationship with Musk on a long, if not permanent, hiatus.

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