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Tag Archives: big business

Big Business: Lapdog of the Left

The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg argues that what is called the American “Left” will never really fight crony capitalism. That what the progressives actually want is not the separation of business and the state but business which will do as it is told. Business as junior partner to the government. A lapdog.

Is he right?

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More Crony Media: Comcast likely to merge with Time Warner, bought by money to Dems?

It is funny, every once in a while someone will try to make the case to me that #oldmedia, TV, newspapers, cuneiform tablets, aren’t overwhelmingly statist. These people argue that because the #oldmedia is controlled by a handful (and soon to be a smaller handful) of large corporations that this somehow means that the media, ispso facto, can’t be “liberal.” That somehow corporations aren’t for what is often considered the “liberal” or now “progressive” agenda.

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Does Big Business like “libertarianism?”

It seems fairly obvious that it would not. It is very hard for a large business to remain a dominant player without gifts from the government. Big business is not enamored with the free markets libertarians advocate. In a free market big businesses are constantly sniped at by smaller but more nimble competitors. Smaller newer companies are hungrier and usually have newer equipment. They often have fresher personnel. Free markets make life hard for big business.

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The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare

“Among other initiatives, the A.C.A. would relax restrictions on collusion between health care providers.”

 

At least one Republican gave up complaining about Obamacare and decided that it made much more sense to mine the massive wealth redistribution program for a little wealth of his own.

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