About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant whose clients have spanned the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Chief Executive MagazineReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press Club, and at other venues. Sorrentino is the Founder of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. He is also the author of the book Politicos, Predators, Payoffs, and Vegan Pizza. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

A Musical Moment In Time: John Lee Hooker – The Motor City Is Burning (1967)

Detroit 1967
Detroit 1967

This week I talked to a guy in Washington DC about the riots that tore through Washington after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  He told me of watching the fires spread through the city as a little boy. Right up to the Capitol. He recalled the chaos and then he swept his hand at the smart looking office buildings that surrounded us. “But we’ve come a long way since that time.” And he didn’t mean just that the neighborhood was now pretty,

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The Washington Post’s Latest (and Lamest) Attack on the Mises Institute (And liberty itself)

For the record I am deeply proud of The Mises Institute and all it stands for. It is the heart of libertarianism, standing up for what is right against forces that are much larger than it, with much larger budgets, and much more power.

This is me at the Mises Institute standing next to a bust of the brilliant (though not infallible) Murray Rothbard.

The Mises Institute is one of the leading lights of liberty and a standard bearer for the only successful libertarian revolution in history (to date),

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Hillary Clinton Thinks Moral Of ‘1984’ Is That We Should Trust The Government And Media (And Trump’s the “authoritarian”?)

“Are you reading Against Crony Capitalism again? Report to the commissar!”

She has checked out. Let’s not forget that she collapsed right before the election and had to be lifted into her traveling poli-wagon after passing out.

But don’t you wish you could blame this idiocy on physical decline? I do. Sadly she probably has long thought this. Don’t question authority and “experts.” They know best.

We as a country are very fortunate that this woman is not running the show.

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Victory for The University of Virginia: Rolling Stone puts itself up for sale

It’s not just the debunked UVA rape story and the awards Rolling Stone had to pay for publishing that bit of fiction, print in general is in obvious trouble generally. But UVA very likely pushed Rolling Stone over the edge.

I used to be a subscriber and an avid reader. The lone “conservative” voice at the magazine, PJ O’Rourke was an inspiration to me through the years. I have a book of Rolling Stone covers on my office bookshelf.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Avoid Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

“See, these people only want what is best for Americans…You can trust them.” 

Trump’s instincts were right on this to begin with. Or maybe they were Steve Bannon’s. Either way they were correct. The Paris Climate Accords should not include the US. We should not agree to the system of global income redistribution (sure to go to cronies in the “developing world”) that is embedded in this “climate” accord.

Climate change is an issue that should be explored and considered.

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The Chinese, JP Morgan, the big guys try to take Bitcoin down – BECAUSE THEY FEAR IT

“Look, I’ll be honest. I don’t really know what Bitcoin is…But it’s bad I tells ya…” <- He didn’t really say this.

A couple of weeks ago we said that if it was possible to do so the banks would seek to crash Bitcoin. And surprise surprise now we see an all out assault on crypto currencies from all corners of the banking establishment. The Chinese have moved against crypto exchanges, and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan,

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(ACC VIDEO) Continued Discussion: Over time we should move to have a 0% income tax rate. Also – Why some people so dislike this idea. What do YOU think?

See the comments for this video at our Facebook page.

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A BIG GIANT COLOSSAL Fed BS Sandwich – Fed’s Dudley: Hurricanes will boost economic activity over the long run

This is the head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the most powerful of the Fed branches. And he is wrong. He fails to comprehend, because he is a Keynesian hujuboojoo advocate, the simple lesson of Bastiat’s “Broken Window Fallacy.”

Storm destruction doesn’t expand the economy. Storms destroy capital. Building structures back just replaces what has been lost. The capital deployed to rebuild could have been directed elsewhere if there was no storm. So in other words we would have a completely intact Miami plus the capital with no storm.

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Guess what? Bread’ll (probably) kill you

It was a few years ago that I first heard an adage that has long been around in some circles; “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’re dead.”

Like most Americans I have a weakness for bread. I like pizza. And I like beer. (Liquid bread.) But over the past few years I have sought to limit both. (I still ingest too many grains.) As such I am leaner than I was 10 years ago, and generally I feel better.

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