Cronyism and Corporatism

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks


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


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

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

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

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

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

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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Week in Review: September 23, 2017

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

Will a slow reduction in QE truly help? Or, is this just another wishful act from a Fed that has no clue of how to truly help.

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