The 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order that led to Japanese American internment

If there was anything that turned me down the path to libertarianism as a young buck it was learning of the forced internment of Japanese-American CITIZENS in camps under FDR. It is such a shameful chapter in American history and it highlighted to me the need to fight an all pervasive government and collectivism generally. May Manzanar and the other West Coast camps serve as a warning to those who would vest ever more power in the state.

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Greenwald: Empowering the “Deep State” to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

“Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” – Neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.

I like Charles Hugh Smith and this is his infographic.

Do “progressives” (and Bushite neoconservatives) hate Trump and “the deplorables” so much that they would sell their collective souls to the “deep state” to take Trump out? I hope not but I think many would happily do it.

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Have regulations increased monopolies?

Yes. Absolutely yes! In fact monopolies can not survive without government protection. The economist Murray Rothbard pointed this out. (Others have too.)

In the event of a “free market” monopoly (Actually a misuse of the word “monopoly.” According to Rothbard monopolies were originally granted by a king etc.) the colluders almost always start to undercut each other once they arrive at an agreement. Then sooner or later the cartel starts to fall apart. The only thing that can keep this medium term disintegration from happening is government.

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Great, so now Trump supports taxpayer backed “Boeing’s Bank” after talking with Boeing’s CEO?

Trump had said that the Export-Import Bank of the United States was a bad idea. An example of classic crony capitalism. But that position may have just changed. If so that would be disappointing, bad for taxpayers, and would further our system of crony capitalism.

The Export-Import Bank should die. If it doesn’t with a GOP president, Senate, and House then that tells taxpayers all they need to know.

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Reason Magazine : Is Donald Trump a crony capitalist? Or is he something worse?

Winners and losers in the marketplace should be determined, well, by the marketplace. Not politicians. Though Trump has made some headway and has indicated his desire to make more headway on taxes and regulations, his personal intervention into the marketplace is of very serious concern. Businesses should be allowed to do business without fear that the President might just blow up a company with a tweet.

Of course many of these companies, particularly the largest ones,

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Trump’s Plan To Cut Regulations Will Face A Surprising Foe (But not surprising to us)

It’s probably not surprising to regular readers of this website either.

Big business LOVES government. It in many respects LOVES regulations. Whose lobbyists do you think write the regulations?

Regs often game the system toward the connected and entrenched. A Federal subsidy here. A new regulation that shuts out up and coming companies and technology there.

Cutting regulations is good for the economy. It’s good for small and medium sized businesses. It isn’t always so good for the behemoths that have teams of people working the politicians on Capitol Hill.

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