1 of 1112345678910...Last »

Tag Archives: regulation

Medical Care Cronies Not on Same Page

The American Medical Association claims to represent doctors. But it is very much part of the crony coalition which put together the broad outlines of Obamacare in meetings inside the White House. In return for going along with the government, the association receives most of its funding from a medical coding monopoly granted and protected by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Read More

Crony Capitalism Pays Well For Rent-Seeking CEOs

Crony capitalism works great for the cronies. The executives at companies which secure government privilege often benefit handsomely. But according to a new study from the Mercatus Center workers at these privileged companies do not benefit very much if at all from the largesse. Most of the taxpayer money is captured by the upper echelons of management.

Read More

Harry Reid: Not all billionaires are alike, Kochs bad, Las Vegas Sands CEO and neocon Adelson good.

The dividing line between “good” billionaires and “bad” billionaires for Reid isn’t even between Republican and Democratic billionaires.Sheldon Adelson, the gambling magnate Harry Reid defends in the attached piece is a Republican who just held a gathering where GOP presidential hopefuls made their case for his money. No, the split for Desert Harry is between those who play ball, crony capitalist ball, and those who want to reduce the size of government.

Read More

More Crony Media: Drudge Report to be regulated by the Federal Government? (The thought police are coming)

The establishment, especially but not solely the establishment Left, is concerned with the rise of online news. Since the dawn of mass media statists have basically controlled the information outlets. The official narrative was until recently controlled by gatekeepers who usually heralded from the Northeast, went to certain colleges, and had a certain worldview. Anything which contradicted the media consensus narrative could be tossed aside as “outside of the mainstream” and therefore illegitimate.

Read More

1 of 1112345678910...Last »