OK, Boeing has every right to go wherever it chooses as far as I’m concerned but this sort of posturing should be kept in mind when it comes time to award defense contracts. Basically the company is holding a gun on some members of congress and demanding money from the taxpayers—or else. This kind of behavior should not be rewarded.
Why care about liberty, crony capitalism, and free enterprise? Why not just go with the flow? Why not just be happy with Boehner and his ilk? Why fight an ideological battle? It’s so messy.
When people ask what I do I tell them I spend a lot of my time focusing on crony capitalism. Invariably they smile and say something to the effect that “I must be busy.” Yeah, there’s a lot out there.
And we’re not the only ones. Veronique de Rugy does a bit of a 2014 roundup.
If you want to get involved in business you should get involved in politics.” – Senator Orin Hatch to a gathering of tech industry leaders in 2000.
Ms. de Rugy is right on nearly all of the time. She pins it again in the attached post from the National Review.
She laments just how pervasive state intervention in markets is. Even supposedly conservative politicians such as John Kasich in Ohio,