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Archive of posts published in the tag: cronyism

How to Reduce Inflation to Zero

Kevin Williamson’s Welcome to the Paradise of the Real was written over two years ago and I still refer it to readers.Sneaky Inflation is equal to that piece in bringing sound economic thought to bear on current issues with an engaging style.  Both…

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The Great Irony of Majoritarianism

From National Affairs George Will writes The Limits of Majority Rule.  I strongly recommend you read the entire essay. an excerpt: So, we must ask: How aberrant, or how frequent, are abusive majorities? A related but different question is: When legislatures, which…

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A Veneer of Public Purpose

From John Cochrane at The Grumpy Economist, Micro vs. Macro: The cause of sclerotic growth is the major economic policy question of our time. The three big explanations are 1) We ran out of ideas (Gordon); 2) Deficient “demand,” remediable…

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Crony Inequality

from Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek A Quick Note On Inequality and Cronyism: Cronyism of the sort that Sam rightly and consistently decries does indeed unjustly enrich some people by making other people poorer.  So such income transfers (which, as…

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Koch on Cronyism

Daniel McCoy interviews Charles Koch for the Wichita Business Journal I think one of the biggest problems we have in the country is this rampant cronyism where all these large companies are into smash-and-grab, short-term profits, (saying) how do I…

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Koch on Cronyism

In the Wall Street Journal online, (may require paid subscription), Charles G. Koch: Corporate Cronyism Harms America  When businesses feed at the federal trough, they threaten public support for business and free markets. 9/9/12 Excerpt: Only societies with a system…

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