Nick Sorrentino

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 MagazineBreitbartReason.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.

Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics

Austrian economics is clear and concise. It is elegant in its simplicity. Ebb and flow. Markets clear. When manipulated undue harm is done markets and society.

We aren’t surprised to hear this from Mr. Bannon. We assumed that this was probably about where he was on the economics question. No fan of Austrian economics would call for a massive infrastructure program for instance. (As Bannon has.)

Saying that, Bannon is in many respects a breath of fresh air.

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Senator Franken says that the Constitution he follows is “different” from, well, The ACTUAL Constitution

Consider that Franken has sworn to uphold the Constitution. Not that “swearing” to uphold anything probably means much to him. In fact that is pretty clearly on display here –

“the document he (Scalia) revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to defend.”

Really? It looks different? I don’t think so. You, Mr. Franken may not like what the Constitution says, but the Constitution is pretty clear and relatively easy to read.

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An amazing ad on Wall Street from 2012, We’re for “the 1% that matters.”

This is not the way to gain friends. Remember this was back when the bank bailouts were still fresh in the minds of the public. (They will ALWAYS remain fresh for me.)

I took a picture of this ad (for a personal security company) as it was right next to the venue at which I was speaking (on crony capitalism) on Wall Street.

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Washpo: On anti-Semitism and dog whistles

Antisemitism is an issue with which I am generally interested. I believe that sometimes there is actual antisemitism. But sometimes I think it is a label used to tarnish people who are entirely reasonable. Being critical of Israel does not make one antisemitic. Being anti-banking does not make one antisemitic. Being critical of lawyers does not make one antisemitic. Being critical of Hollywood does not make one antisemitic.

There are antisemitic people out there, though outside of liberal circles ironically (I guess ironically) I’ve never heard it expressed openly.

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This is what the Trump Russia nonsense is REALLY all about

The Democrats just can’t believe that they lost. And most of all they just can’t believe they lost to Donald Trump. The guy was a clown in their eyes. He was who they wanted to run against. Hillary Clinton was going to be the first woman president. It had been decreed. It was to be. Hillary was to be coronated and with this coronation would come elevated status for the Clinton hangers on. The people in the think tanks.

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Politico: Freedom Caucus aligns with Bannon in risky Obamacare gambit

I would have put the word “risky” in quotes in the headline. Shoot, what isn’t risky in Washington?

The congressional conservatarian wing is asserting itself with Trump. It does not like Obamacare-lite. Steve Bannon understands this wing and why it is so important to give the members of this group a seat at the table. Can Mr. Bannon broker a deal? Probably.

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Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem. (Makes sense?)

Socialism can not calculate prices effectively. This is socialism’s (of various kinds) fatal flaw.

Real prices, honest prices, often reflect a reality that the powers that be in socialist systems don’t like. As such the powers that be start looking for reasons, any reasons other than the real ones, for why their particular economy is failing. They often conjure boogeymen.

You see it’s reactionary capitalists undermining the system. They are trying to extract the people’s surplus value.

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Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

Good. The government has no business in broadcasting or in art.

I say this as one who has logged many hours watching PBS and listening to NPR. I also love the arts. In another life I wrote and produced electronic music. I still paint. I very much enjoy (what some would consider) weird mid-century artwork.

But government has no business at all in these areas. None.

(And the thing is PBS and NPR would have more good will from small government people if they had not become just total instruments of statist propaganda.

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John McCain: Rand Paul ‘Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin’

McCain is out of line. Way out of line.

The point, Senator, is that we shouldn’t be expanding NATO. The Cold War, is in fact over. And that you would send our troops in theory to protect Montenegro (From what? A Russian backed Serbia we presume?), is insane.

There is absolutely no strategic advantage to bringing Montenegro into NATO. (For us.) What are we afraid of? That the Adriatic Sea is going to fall to the Russian Bear?

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Are you too stupid to understand that some seek to manipulate you online for political reasons? The planners think you are

The attached article raises interesting issues but they are not new issues. Of course one must be aware of things like algorithms that tailor ads for our own specific consumption. But the “planners,” the “controllers” are increasingly concerned that people lack the ability to understand how the Internet actually works. They are concerned because of you know, Brexit, Trump, and the disintegration of the EU/globalist dream before their eyes. These people would much rather the government (which we must ALWAYS remember has its own agenda,

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Daughter of Valarie Jarrett, Obama confidant and crony extraordinaire will cover Trump DOJ for CNN

This article is from just before the inauguration but Drudge resurrected it.

Think about this. CNN tries to make the case that it’s not “fake news” or at least inclined toward fake news but then hires the daughter of Varlarie Jarrett to cover Department of Justice issues in the Trump administration?

Please.

We have issues with Trump but his critique of the #oldmedia is entirely appropriate, and frankly needed.

It should be noted also that Valarie Jarrett has moved into the Obama’s new home in Washington DC.

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Why fight socialism, collectivism, powerful governments? Witness the Holodomor, the man made centrally planned famine under Stalin (VIDEO)

“Rare footage of the HOLODOMOR. The man-made famine/genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933.”

This comes to us from a friend of ACC. It shows what was done to the Ukrainian kulaks (land owning peasants, meaning 3 chickens and a pig) during Stalin’s “dekulakization” efforts. You see, the Bolsheviks wanted the food grown in the “bread basket of the Soviet Union” for their efforts. So they sought to collectivize the land and take it from the “bourgeois”

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Are Social Justice Warriors really just indulging their egos?

A new study seems to indicate that this is the case.

I think many of us intuitively sense this. In college it seemed the kids who were most into the PC religion were often the most “privileged” and from the most lily white areas. At least it seemed that way to me.

Justice must be done!

OK, so how about lowering the taxes on my middle class family? That would be a step in the justice direction don’t you think?

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