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This Is What Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Boeing Is Threatening to Move Abroad if It Doesn’t Get to Keep Its Ex-Im Subsidies

By Against Crony Capitalism May 21, 2015   This Is What Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Boeing Is Threatening to Move Abroad if It Doesn’t Get to Keep Its Ex-Im Subsidies     Excuse me? OK, Boeing has every right to go wherever it chooses as far as I’m concerned but this sort posturing should be […]

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In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 5, 2015   In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much     Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief […]

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Who Are the Biggest Foreign Buyers Benefiting from Export-Import Bank Loans?

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal April 19, 2015   Who Are the Biggest Foreign Buyers Benefiting from Export-Import Bank Loans?   Supporters of the Export-Import Bank often argue the agency supports small businesses and allows such firms to compete in the global market. However, a new analysis of the bank’s transactions found those benefiting […]

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Australian Satellite Company Backed by Export-Import Bank Loans Files for Bankruptcy

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal April 18, 2015   Australian Satellite Company Backed by Export-Import Bank Loans Files for Bankruptcy     An Australian satellite company backed by hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans from the Export-Import Bank has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, putting the company’s future in doubt. According to filings […]


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Bank Rolled: How Foreign Airlines Win Big With Government Subsidies and US Taxpayer-Backed Loans

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal April 14, 2015   Bank Rolled: How Foreign Airlines Win Big With Government Subsidies and US Taxpayer-Backed Loans     A trio of domestic airlines have joined forces to criticize competitors in the Persian Gulf that allegedly received billions in government subsidies. And that’s not the only government benefit […]