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Davos Man Is at It Again: The 2022 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismProgressivism

Blog05/31/2022

Once upon a time, the progressive hero was "socialist man." Today, we have "Davos man," who is ready to plan your life for you—your wishes notwithstanding.

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Meds: The Seen—and Unseen—of Intellectual Property Laws

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismLegal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/29/2022

Much of what we might call monopoly capitalism (or crony capitalism) can be tied to intellectual property laws.

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Elon Musk's Twitter Gambit and What It Means to the "Clique in Power"

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog04/26/2022

Contrary to what progressives may claim, Twitter has not been the "town hall for democracy," but rather an enforcer for "wokeness, political fealty, and obedience to official state dictates and narratives."

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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2022

Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.

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European Government Expansion Did Not Expand the Job Markets

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCapitalismCronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomSocialismEntrepreneurship

Blog02/15/2022

Massive "fiscal stimulus" programs by European governments failed to reduce unemployment. The latest buzzword from the Continent is the "entrepreneurial state," based upon the delusion that government spending and regulation are responsible for wealth creation by private entrepreneurs.

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Woke Capitalism Is a Monopoly Game

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog02/10/2022

The rise of woke capitalism cannot be sufficiently explained in terms of placating coastal leftists, ingratiating left-liberal legislators, or avoiding the wrath of activists.

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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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