Corporate Welfare

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Crony Capitalism in America

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
When private interests need a political favor, they know whom to call. When politicians need money, they also know whom to call. The people involved try to keep most of it concealed behind closed doors. This is the system that prevailed in Russia after the fall of Communism. But increasingly it is...

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The Week in Review: December 12, 2015

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedTaxes and SpendingCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeologyValue and Exchange

12/12/2015Mises Wire
The world waits to see if next week is finally the week that the Fed announces its rate hike. Can the economy survive whatever small bump the Fed deals out? Perhaps, but that won’t change the inherent instability of our current monetary regime...

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End the Sugar Tax Now

Corporate WelfarePricesValue and Exchange

12/09/2015Mises Wire
The sugar industry and the corny syrup industry have been fighting in court. But don't be fooled. Ultimately, the two industries are happy to help each other out in order to keep their own crony-capitalist arrangements in place...

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The Week In Review: November 7, 2015

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe EnvironmentThe FedGlobal EconomyHealthMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyInterventionismMoney and BankingProduction TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

11/07/2015Mises Wire
There were many state and local elections in the US this week, but few of them will result in anything that will combat widely held and popular errors about central banking, drug prohibition, and the global environment.

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How Beijing and the West Work Together to Manipulate the Global Currency War

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11/03/2015Mises Wire
Historically, reserve currencies have arisen without the help of the IMF, but we’re now witnessing a situation in which the IMF may declare the Chinese yuan a “reserve currency” as part of a larger game by global elites to manipulate global exchange rates...

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The Mises Week in Review: October 17, 2015

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10/17/2015Mises Wire
It was a big week for Bernie Sanders's brand of socialism, and millions of Americans already agree with him. Thanks to unquestioning acceptance of wild claims about the success of socialism in Europe, many Americans are now wishing for some European-style socialism themselves...

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Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers

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10/15/2015Mises Wire
Because conservatives are only nominally less statist than today’s progressives, socialist policies that would have sounded outrageous to many Americans 100 years ago are now the baseline for the modern American political mind. Bernie Sanders is capitalizing on this reality...

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What "Progressive" Corporate Welfare Looks Like

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10/13/2015Mises Wire
Progressives would have us believe that they protect ordinary people from greedy corporations. But in truth, policies like Obamacare and Cap and Trade are immense crony capitalist deals that cartelize markets and greatly favor politically connected corporations.

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Boston Pulls 2024 Olympic Bid, Taxpayers Win

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

08/01/2015Mises Wire
Boston joins a growing number of cities where the taxpayers decided they didn't want to deal with the massive costs of hosting the Olympic games. As a bastion of crony capitalism, however, the games are still quite popular among politicians and business "leaders."...

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