Cronyism and Corporatism

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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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Elon Musks's Taxpayer-Funded Gravy Train

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog12/12/2018

The government should put its cozy relationship with Musk on a long, if not permanent, hiatus.

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Why Are the Feds Subsidizing Baby Formula Companies?

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog09/07/2018

The "experts" are complaining about advertisements from formula companies. Meanwhile, the US government spends billions on subsidizing formula through welfare programs.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Even More Crony Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog08/25/2018

Sen. Warren's proposed "Accountable Capitalism Act" would make large corporations dependent on federal permission to exist, essentially turning them into arms of the federal government.

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The Looming Threat of Video Game Regulation

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog08/22/2018

Gaming faces threats from fear-mongering politicians, but also from developers eager to stifle competition in the industry.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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The Problem with Government Licensing Schemes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/20/2018

Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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