We spend a good amount of time arguing against the expansion of the state. We particularly don’t like it when the state and special interests, banks, other large industries, unions, etc, come together with the state. We argue that the state must be reduced in size to reduce the system of corruption we now are witness to.
In the attached interview Glenn Greenwald (the former Guardian reporter who has worked closely with Edward Snowden) speaks about the danger of a surveillance state, and the complicity of the #oldmedia. Where the press once was at least somewhat adversarial it has become a lapdog. In many ways it is mere propaganda for the crony capitalist state.
This week Senator Rand Paul, who is likely running for president, suggested that Congress act to pass legislation which would declare Detroit an economic “freedom zone.” That is to lower taxes in Detroit to near 0% levels spurring business activity and development.
We at Against Crony Capitalism wholeheartedly agree with this idea. We even called for something similar last year. Unleash the market in Detroit and the city will bloom.
Few cities have been as ravaged by inept governing and crony capitalism as Detroit has. Because of decades of mismanagement and neglect what was once one of the great cities of the world is now a rusting heap. But it need not remain so.
Everywhere Boeing goes subsidies follow. Without fail. In defense, in commercial aircraft, it doesn’t matter. It almost appears that subsidies are built fundamentally into Boeing’s business plan.
It sounds like there is some good work going on here. The only potential problem we see is that at least some of the effort outlined in the attached article appears to be an attempt to unionize outsourced projects. That would only contribute to the cronyism problem. One does not want unions anywhere near government services, outsourced or otherwise.
80 years ago today alcohol became legal again in the United States. Truly a day to celebrate.
I am convinced that many municipal, state and federal workers have no actual idea how good they have it. That is why they always seem to be complaining about their pay. Many must just be clueless. In most cases government jobs are jobs for life, benefits are far above the private sector, and pay usually is too.
I think Ron Paul would agree with me that the Fed has been doing a pretty good job of destroying the dollar all by itself. Bitcoin could be a watershed however.
Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.