Cronyism and Corporatism

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The Problem with Government Licensing Schemes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog11 hours ago

Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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Elon Musk, Crony Capitalist

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog05/25/2018

Government loves to set up "public-private partnerships"  for the benefit of both government and certain favored businesses.

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Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes. 

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Don't Regulate Facebook — That's What Zuckerberg Wants

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog04/12/2018

New government regulations help large dominant firms while hurting small firms and start-ups. Zuckerberg likes the sound of that. 

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Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog04/11/2018

How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate? 

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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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