Cronyism and Corporatism

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Swamponomics: Trump's Fed Pick, a Kodak Moment, and GDP Misinformation

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog08/08/2020

Kodak's newly announced $765 million loan is just another case of DC picking winners and losers.

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Who Profits from Militarizing the Police?

Cronyism and CorporatismThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2020

As 20 million Americans fall into unemployment, no crisis is so big that anyone in Washington would think of cutting military spending, including dollars spent on military gear for cops.

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A Never-Ending Story of Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Low Economic Growth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/25/2020

The history of bailouts in the United States is a record of broken promises and growing moral hazard.

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Why the Central Bank "Bailout of Everything" Will Be a Disaster

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog06/24/2020

The largest fiscal and monetary support plan since WW II has been instigated with two dangerous collateral effects: the rise of zombie companies and the collapse of small businesses and startups.

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Why the European Recovery Plan Will Likely Fail

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog06/16/2020

The problem of the European Union has never been a lack of monetary and fiscal stimulus, but rather an excess of these. This has failed to produce real growth, and now we're getting more of the same, but even bigger.

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How Governments Broke the Oil Market

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismGlobal Economy

Blog05/05/2020

The oil industry became one of the main areas of malinvestment in the years of massive liquidity and low yields. This perpetuated excess capacity and kept inefficient companies unnecessarily alive.

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The Chinese Regime Has Made China's Woes Much Worse

Cronyism and CorporatismHealthSocialism

Blog03/21/2020

Whether we're talking public health or economic growth, the Chinese regime's love of intervention and centralization has led to one crisis after another.

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The Oakland Raiders Spike the Ball on Nevada Taxpayers

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog03/07/2020

The departed Al Davis, who owned the Oakland Raiders, was famous for saying, “Just win, baby.” But now the team's philosophy is this: “Just raid the taxpayers, baby.”

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Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System

Blog02/25/2020

Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.

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The Truth about The Edge of Democracy

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog02/11/2020

The Edge of Democracy, a new Oscar-nominated documentary about Brazil, gets even basic facts wrong in pushing the idea that Brazil's corrupt and socialist politicians were the saviors of Brazilian democracy.

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