Cronyism and Corporatism

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog03/06/2018

Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/04/2018

The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.
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What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government

Cronyism and CorporatismLegal SystemStrategy

Blog02/05/2018
Both parties suppressed evidence of FBI abuse of the FISA process until after the FISA Amendments Act could be re-authorized.
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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.
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Net Neutrality Advocates are Asking the Wrong Questions

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/31/2018
Why are there so few telecommunications companies? It involves more than the cost of the physical infrastructure.
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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.
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Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

Cronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog01/18/2018
Many honest medical professionals are trapped in a system that can more accurately be described as a crony capitalist nightmare.
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Protectionism Is About Much More than Nationalism

Cronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Many forms of protection stem not from geopolitical concerns but from parochial attempts at limiting local competition.
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