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Tag Archives: big government

Do you love high quality craft-brewed beer? Then you should love the market too.

The best thing Jimmy Carter did while president was his putting an end to the prohibition of home brewed beer. It was at that moment that beer in America began its renaissance. Beer has only gotten better since.

Craft brewers have had to fight an entrenched crony industry every step of the way though. They still have to fight. Brewers associations controlled by the big boys, politicians who were (are) inclined to restrict the market to protect donors, asinine and antiquated state regs, all serve(d) as roadblocks to the development of the beer market as we now know it.

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Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

Want to bid for airwave space? Do you do too much business to qualify for “small business” bidding status and the benefits which go with it? Well, then just call up your buddies in Washington and get a waiver. It helps if you give hundreds of thousands of dollars to the President though. Just keep that in mind.

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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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The Crony Capitalism Machine

Veronique de Rugy is one of the leading voices in the fight against crony capitalism. I highly recommend  a follow on Twitter, @veroderugy . Below are her thoughts on the Export-Import Bank of the United States, aka Boeing’s Bank, aka “The Crony Capitalism Machine.”

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