Cronyism and Corporatism

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The Debt Ceiling Debate Was Pure Theater

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog07/12/2023

When it comes to the debt ceiling, political parties are irrelevant, and the recent debt ceiling drama, was little more than a sham. 

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Do Boycotts Really Work? Another Look at the Bud Light Situation

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog06/27/2023

Some conservatives are upset because the new best-selling beer is owned by the same company that owns the beleaguered Bud Lite. Actually, they should have no problem with that.

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Leviathan Is on the Menu

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesProgressivism

Blog06/20/2023

The State of California, unable to unionize fast food workers, now is trying to create workers councils that will set labor policies for fast food restaurants. This will not end well.

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The G7 in Hiroshima: The Latest Attempt to Impose a Unipolar World

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyProgressivismU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/16/2023

It's fitting that the G7 recently met in Hiroshima because the policies they are following are blowing up the world economy.

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Licensing Laws Deepen South Africa's Electricity Crisis

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/12/2023

South Africa is suffering from rolling blackouts and other power outages. These could be avoided if the government would permit competition in electricity markets.

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Republicans Fail on the Debt Ceiling in 2023

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog05/30/2023

Despite "concerns" about increasing federal debt, in the end Republican legislators have gone along with whatever the ruling elites want. The Limit, Save and Grow Act of 2023 is more of the same.

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The Woke Cartel and Twitter's New CEO

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog05/24/2023

With the appointment of Linda Yaccarino as Twitter's new CEO, Elon Musk is trying to appease woke advertisers to bring up his company's revenues. This will not end well.

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The Five Stages of Bank Failure Grief

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog05/20/2023

We are familiar with the five stages of grief. However, it is not a stretch to apply those stages to what is happening to the banking system. Right now, we are in the second stage: anger.

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Government Redistribution Is the REAL Trickle-Down Economics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProgressivism

Blog05/19/2023

President Biden recently claimed that "trickle-down economics" doesn't work but transferring wealth from taxpayers to politically connected people is the real trickle-down economics.

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There's No Place like Noam

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/19/2023

Noam Chomsky's latest offering—a series of interviews—presents the best (and worst) of one of America's premier public intellectuals.

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