Corporate Welfare

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Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareLegal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

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

Corporate WelfareFinancial MarketsHealth

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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War and the Government Control of Money

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareMoney and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

04/10/2015Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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Private Enterprise versus Free Enterprise

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfarePrivate Property

03/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
The neo-mercantilist Export-Import Bank is being pushed with bipartisan support yet again. We’re being told that the Ex-Im Bank is good for private enterprise. It’s no doubt good for some private companies, but there’s a difference between private enterprise and free enterprise...

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The Private Equity Boom, Easy Money, and Crony Capitalism

Booms and BustsCorporate Welfare

01/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
One essential feature of private equity is the taking advantage of economies of scale in cronyism, and politicians hope private equity will provide them high-paid jobs when they quit Washington.

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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedInterventionism

10/20/2014Audio/Video
Do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency?

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The Politics of "Free" Trade Agreements

Corporate WelfareWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

10/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Anyone reading modern day trade agreements would not be surprised to discover that they focus less and less on reducing import duties, and more on developing national industries, promoting exports, and ensuring domestic policy space.

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Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareMedia and Culture

10/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
As one of the most subsidized non-profit organizations in American history, the NFL excels at tackling the American taxpayer.

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Subsidies, Market Prices, and the 2014 Farm Bill

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareEntrepreneurshipPrices

10/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
2014’s new US Farm Bill eliminates many direct subsidies to farmers, while replacing them with subsidized insurance programs. This will lead to higher costs for taxpayers and distorted markets in the future...

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