US pilots call on Trump to stop Norwegian’s low-cost transatlantic flights (Pure Crony Capitalism from US Airline Pilots)

Never trust the airlines, the airline regulators, the airline unions (mechanics, pilots, or flight attendants) the whole industry. Even after official deregulation (something Carter did right) American airlines are deeply crony.

Lower fares are good for US consumers. They are good for the economy. Trump better not cave to these guys.

This is just ugly crony capitalism.

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How Unions Used Licensing to Crush Ethnic Barbershops

Minimum wage laws too were used by unions to discriminate against ethic minorities.

Something one should always remember also is that Jim Crowe laws in the South were a particularly repugnant example of big government. Big government often works against the interests of minorities.

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Early Bailout Warning! Reckoning Comes for U.S. Pension Funds as Investment Returns Lag

Oh thank goodness, the public pension unicorn has come to save us!

Many people still don’t know that the bailout of GM and Chrysler was about bailing out politically important UAW union members with your money as much as it was about bailing out of 2 inferior car manufacturers with your money. (Though I must admit I had a Town and Country van that was pretty good – mostly. Not like my Honda, but still pretty good.)

For years prior to the 2008 Crash financial people had hemmed and hawed about the unsustainability of the auto worker’s pensions.

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Police: What Obama and Hillary and Bernie Will Never Tell You

Police reform means reforming police unions and their contracts. There. I have just mentioned the unmentionable.

Public unions of all kinds are the biggest funders of the Democratic Party. Democratic politicians, but also many Republicans, are afraid to take them on. But if we really want to make policing better, open discussion about unions and union rules is essential.

Here is what President Obama told the press on July 10 during his meeting with Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain:

“Just as my hope would be that everybody involved in the Black Lives Matter movement,

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Are bad cops protected, making things more difficult for good cops?

It happens. Probably quite a lot. As we watch the current strife in the country we should consider that no one has a lock on the truth.  As we watch people rail against one another. As we watch people say absolutely stupid things, like for instance this congressional staffer who said that cops were shooting black men “for sport.” (That helps things) We should consider why it is that we have so many laws in the first place.

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How much of US corporate profits comes from cronyism? Maybe a lot and growing

This is a big problem people. Businesses are increasingly getting addicted to the government extracted money which comes from you and me. (And from our children and their children’s children.) Good to see even the folks at Harvard getting hip to this. Now if we could just reduce the key to crony capitalism, the thing which insulates these businesses from competition and which costs consumers billions, crony government. (And really there is no other kind.)

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Fmr. McDonald’s USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour – says we’ll see job losses like we’ve never seen

And the robots will only get better and cheaper.

Again we ask how it is that the SEIU and the other unions agitatiting for a radically higher minimum wage don’t understand that they are putting people out of work?

My bet actually is that they do understand that there will be big job losses but that they figure in the short term in states like California and New York there is hay to be made and perhaps new union dues to extract.

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