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Nick Sorrentino

About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant with clients across the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Breitbart.comReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Bill Black: Why and how Holder let all the big bank CEOs off the hook (Video)

“Responsibility remains so diffuse, and top executives so insulated that any misconduct could again be considered more a symptom of the institution’s culture than a result of the willful actions of any single individual.” -Eric Holder on why he “could not” prosecute anyone in the top echelons of the big banks. What a guy.

Bill Black is no ideologue. He is someone who is committed as far as I can tell to legitimate justice in massive system of financial fraud we know today as “banking”. No doubt he and I would disagree about the size and power of government generally and probably about the fundamental nature of money itself. However, he helped prosecute the case against bankers during the S&L crisis and he is extremely knowledgeable, not to say was also effective.

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“I am not a dictator, I’m the President.” – Barack Obama

Tonight is a sad night for this country. Tonight President Obama is expected to declare his intention to unilaterally bypass the Congress of the United States – a Congress that was elected by the American people – to declare what is essentially “amnesty” or at least the beginnings of “amnesty” for illegal immigrants in the United States.

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Ohio public school brainwashes 8 year olds: “Rights are special privileges the government gives you.”

*An important update. Apparently this teaching aid has been changed to use less statist language. However the below version is still in use. TruthRevolt.com has the story of the revision.

 

“One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.” – A saying from the Soviet Union

The fact is that pretty much as soon as one exits the womb one is peppered by pro-government propaganda. FDR ended, didn’t extend the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve is there to help “stabilize” the economy (not act as a backstop for the giant banks). That “we are the government.” That World War I was a war we had to fight,  and so was Iraq. That the income tax is a tool of “justice”  and not just blatant theft. That Obamacare wasn’t a crony capitalist vehicle for the insurance companies and Big Pharma. That roads would not exist without the government. And on and on.

Those who question these supposed civil axioms are considered turds in the punch bowl. Dismissed by a “everyone knows such and such” wave of the hand by the uninformed “informed.”

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The economist FA Hayek wrote extensively about “Spontaneous Order” in the economy. A short video about birds explains the fundamental idea.

Anyone who has read us for any period of time understands that nature and natural rhythms are important in our political and economic calculus. We love the “natural world.” This love is one of the reasons we believe in the power of markets. (Which are natural.)

Below is a video about the “starlings of Otmoor.”  Otmoor is a marshy area near Oxford England. In this amazing display of seemingly random order there is much to be learned about economics. I think Hayek would have agreed.

It’s beautiful, that’s for sure.

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Why you perhaps you should rethink your pro-“Net neutrality” position (Short video)

I have to say that I am all “Net neutralitied” out today. I spent more time than normal in the comments section of a previous post today on the subject and I’ve been reading about the arcane aspects of Net neutrality for a week. Time for a break.

But you know I saw this great little video on the subject on Twitter and I just felt like it deserved a post. The guy appears (like me) to live a lot of his life on the Web. He also (like me) has evolved on the subject of Net neutrality. I think many people have recently as they’ve learned more about what “Net neutrality” actually is.

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We said Obamacare was a crony capitalist jack for the insurance companies, Now even the New York Times agrees with us

It’s about time, but it’s too late now. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the even the statist Gray Lady sees what Obamcare actually is. Though I am going to guess that the New York Times editorial board isn’t going to come out for repeal even though the program was sold with out and out lies and is pouring billions in taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the health insurance companies.

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