Here are the 52 public companies that make the most money from the federal government

Image: CNBC

This headline comes from CNBC and is misleading. These companies don’t “make the most money from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,” Taxpayers are making these companies rich, not the government. It’s not the government’s money. It’s yours. Too many people forget this.

Why are we going into massive debt, in part, to pad the bottom lines of these companies?

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When city retirement pays better than the job (Welcome to California)

And pensions.

Sorry but the private sector pays for the public sector. The government exists to serve the citizenry not the other way around. Government should be small and it should be inexpensive.

However, the cronies who make their living off of the taxpayers would prefer to see ever more government. In an expansive apparatus lay many opportunities to legally steal from everyday people. This is what government does. It must be trimmed constantly or else it will overwhelm communities and economies.

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Will Trump nominate an avowed enemy of crony capitalism to the Supreme Court? He just might. Meet Texas Justice Don Willett

The possibility of having a Supreme Court Justice who is explicitly against crony capitalism, for property rights, and for human liberty is a tantalizing prospect.

Below The Texas Observer introduces Don Willett to the non-legal non-Texas world. Known for his sense of humor, his extensive social media following (at least for a judge), his transpartisan friendships, sharp mind, and commitment to liberty, the current Texas Supreme Court Justice could usher in a new era for the Court.

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Noam Chomsky: ‘The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History’

Noam, Noam, Noam, I can understand why you are upset. But “the most dangerous organization in world history”? C’mon that’s hysterical – in both senses of the word.

Trump in many (many) ways is the anti-Chomsky, blowing holes right through the political correctness linguistic critique which was to a large degree pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Now the critique (or is it a facade) is falling apart right before the world’s eyes. It’s got to be difficult for the professor.*

However,

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The “Leftist” totalitarians will shut down speech if they are allowed, A dispatch from Europe, The New Dark Age?

The author of this article is a bit too wedded to the “Right-Left” spectrum but it is an important story so we post it. Too often people assume that they are on the “Right” or the “Left” without really thinking what that means. Politicians take advantage of this. “Right” and “Left” are really very antiquated terms.

Free speech is not a value shared by everyone anymore. (It really was in the West for years and years on both what is called the Right and Left.) There are those who really do think now however that speech should be prosecuted,

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David Brooks: Less Educated Will Vote For Trump No Matter What, “Going With Their Gene Pool”

Mr. Books has a cocktail party circuit to maintain. He must remain welcome in polite company.

As we say regularly at Against Crony Capitalism, we do not endorse any political candidates for any office in any race ever.

One area of particular interest for us in the current presidential race is the arrogance and dismissal of so many fortunate people (particularly in the media) of people who have not seen particularly good fortune since the the 2008 Crash and before.

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