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60 Minutes's Puff Piece on Crony Capitalist

Corporate Welfare

Blog05/04/2015

60 Minutes did a segment on David Rubinstein, one of the founders of Carlyle Group which was established in 1987. Carlyle is one of the largest private equity firm and the only major private equity firm to be based in Washington DC. The company controls enormous assets all over the globe and is...

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Intervention in One Lesson

Corporate WelfareInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/24/2015

The story of intervention is as old as governments and commerce, and even though the details change, the basic narrative stays the same.

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US National Debt Crosses $18 Trillion

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyFiscal Theory

Blog12/17/2014

US National Debt now exceeds $18 Trillion with no end in sight. Will we see national default on the debt or hyperinflation?

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The Olympics: The Biggest Corporatist Sports Scam of All

Corporate WelfareMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog10/31/2014

 The 2022 Olympics (i.e., the Winter Games) is now down to only two applicant nations: China and Kazakhstan. This follows the withdrawal of Norway after...

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CDC, PHARMA, And Mainstream Media On The Same Team

Corporate WelfareHealth

Blog10/17/2014

Unfortunately this team seems to be covering up a possible risk to children, especially black children.

For years, some parents of autistic children have claimed a link between their children’s condition and vaccines. One vaccine in particular has been...

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Stick It in Your Earmark

Corporate WelfareInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog09/18/2007

President Bush has just signed the long-debated ethics bill, which Democrats are trumpeting as helping "drain the swamp" of corruption, in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-SF) words. However it is hardly "the start of a new day in Washington" that Senator Russell Feingold...

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For Whom the Bandwidth Tolls

Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureInterventionism

Blog09/17/2007

Which is a superior billing method: metered or unlimited bandwidth?

Arguably the billing methods and cycles for a service boils down to a management decision, it is an issue of business models, therefore neither one is a priori "good" or "bad."

Oddly...

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Inflammatory Patent Accusations!

Corporate WelfareInterventionism

Blog07/30/2007

Imagine fires back against BigBand's lawsuit — So BigBand sues Imagine for patent infringement for video-processing and bandwidth-management techniques—before Imagine's initial product and...

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