“Oh no…That sucks…”
We (still) have a 1st Amendment in this country Mr. Cuomo. Thank God.
We don’t call it “mutant capitalism,” we call it crony capitalism. But the main point made in the attached article is vitally important.
What many young people know as “capitalism” is not capitalism. They’ve known only crony capitalism. Many young people have never seen a world in which the economy was allowed to breathe and one where people were generally free to start businesses and carve out a claim while helping fulfill the needs and desires of their fellow humans.
A brief but very important lesson for all who care about the Republic.
It really has been for both big “L” Libertarians and for small “l” libertarians. The curtain has been thrown back. We’ve seen the inner machinations of the electoral system. We’ve seen the lying and the deceit and the collusion and the media compliance. Many of us already knew. Some of us had already seen the nastiness first hand. But now my generally apolitical neighbors down the street have seen what’s really going on, and it is opening minds.
Dead men don’t talk but they apparently do vote.
No kidding. Either be on the crony side of things or just drop out of the middle class. This is America today.
Obamacare is imploding. This is a good thing. Some people will call for socialized medicine, a so called “single payer” system to replace it. But we can’t afford that. Such a scheme is unlikely to happen no matter who becomes president.
What is likely to happen is the system of crony giveaways and pay to play schemes in place now will limp along because none of the cronies want to give up their revenue streams, both on the government side and on the corporate side.
This is the truth and sometimes it’s one that it is hard for “conservatives” to come to terms with. The Pentagon is filled to the gills with waste and inefficiency, it is big government.
The military and defense, defense, is enumerated as a role for the government according to the Constitution. But the key word is “defense.”
But even without a purely defensive military there are plenty of areas to cut, starting with the army of civilian employees.
As we have said before, we disagree with a whole lot of Democracy Now!’s editorial disposition, however Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman often do honest to goodness news, from what is called the American Left perspective, and that is desperately needed. In a time when the media seems little more than an appendage of the powers that be the folks at Democracy Now! have continued to push and prod when many of their former fellow travelers have decided instead to fall in line.
The CFPB is/was housed within the Federal Reserve. The funding for the CFPB comes/came from the Federal Reserve. That’s a problem as Congress is the entity which is to allocate money for such programs.
Oh hooray, the Chicago politics will linger on still. Expand the crony political machine. Get more people hooked on welfare of various forms. Lawyer it up and make sure that voter ID, a simple requirement, is fought at every turn. (I wonder why some fight this anti-corruption effort so fervently?) The Alinskyites aren’t just going to go away. They want to infect all of our system with their urban machine tactics.
Big government. Big dependence. Big politicians. Big corruption.
Obama is no friend to free speech as many journalists can attest, even some within the #oldmedia like Susan Page at The USA Today. He clearly dislikes the emergence of an alternative narrative to the one he has sought to craft from the beginning of his presidency. Obama’s White House had “journalists” flowing in and out of it all the time. Even Jon Stewart had secret meetings with the President. And Obama is concerned that the “truth”
The Crash of 2008 didn’t just go away (as too many of us know). It still hangs over the globe. But things have changed. We now have more debt on the books and an even more emboldened political class.
We have already mentioned Professor Pei’s new book China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay, but here’s a little more on it from The Economist.
China is the Ultimate Crony Capitalist State.