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Tag Archives: crony capitalism

Amash’s Likely Primary Win Will Vindicate Libertarian Politics

I actually don’t think libertarian politics needs to be vindicated. It is the future. At least for a large part of the electorate.

Amash is the real deal. He explains each vote he makes on Facebook. He is an ardent critic of big government and of crony capitalism specifically. He is staring down Karl Rove and his money machine in a primary battle as I write this. He was once called an “asshole” by Speaker Boehner. What is NOT to like about this guy?

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Big government is bad for the little guy

We are for small government here. It is a simple fact that crony capitalism can’t happen without an activist state.

Government should be modest and inexpensive. To the degree possible it should be invisible. Government should be tolerated, never celebrated. When government is celebrated things go wrong. Detroit, the Soviet Union, post World War II Britain, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act, the list is nearly endless.

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Former Export-Import Bank official pleads Fifth

The Export-Import Bank has hit some rough waters. There is a reasonable chance the taxpayer funded corporate slush fund could be abolished. The boondoggle could die. I put the odds at 50/50. We’ll find out in September. If it is ended it would be a significant win for those who are fighting crony capitalism.

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The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything—Massive waste, Massive crony capitalism

The Department of Defense has been given a free ride pretty much since World War II. The Military Industrial Complex which President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address (former 5 star general Eisenhower) is very real and it has grown and grown taking up ever more of the American economy. The contractors and the services are awash in taxpayer money. Your money. And much of this money isn’t being used wisely. It is going to hyper expensive parts procurement (see above), and for programs in sub-Saharan Africa, and jets which catch fire on the flight line (The F-35) and Lord knows what else.

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