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PHARMA’s Latest

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism August 14, 2018   PHARMA’s Latest     Charging the price of an expensive car for a garden variety amino acid, one we eat every day.    A year ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a “drug” called Endari to treat sickle cell disease, which afflicts about 100,000 […]

So here we have a “drug” intended to help Americans of African descent that is just a garden variety amino acid, but because it has been approved by the FDA, now costs more than $500 per week.

What Do Blue Jeans and Drugs Have in Common?

What Do Blue Jeans and Drugs Have in Common?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism May 29, 2018   What Do Blue Jeans and Drugs Have in Common? The two products have more in common than you might think.     Blue jeans have more in common with drugs than you might think. One of the more consequential episodes in the history of crony capitalism […]


Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute May 24, 2018   Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition   Blue jeans have more in common with drugs than you might think. One of the more consequential episodes in the history of crony capitalism occurred in 17th and 18th century France. Cheap clothing made from cotton was […]

Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition

What Is Social Justice?

What Is Social Justice?

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute March 14, 2018   What Is Social Justice?   What Is Social Justice? “Progressives” tend to think of themselves as warriors for racial, gender, and economic equality. The latter they equate with “social justice.” But is economic equality synonymous with social justice? For one thing, equality is an oxymoron. If everyone is […]


Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute January 31, 2018   Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments   George Monbiot, popular Guardian columnist, beacon light of global environmentalism, is also the kind of progressive who insists on seeing the world as he wishes it were and not as it really is. Wearing these kind of blinders […]

Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute January 18, 2018   Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?   Edward K. Glassman, my long ago Harvard classmate, author of Dow 36,000 (predicting Dow at that level by 2005), and current director of the George W. Bush Institute, extolls our free market medical system at FoxNews this week. The first reader to comment on […]


Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism November 13, 2017   Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?       Apparently economic conservatives are simply just angry people. This is what a new study by University of Cincinnati professor Anthony Salerno and University of Manitoba professor Keri Kettle appears to claim. Stirring up anger makes people […]

Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?

Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute September 15, 2017   Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose   [This article is a selection from Where Keynes Went Wrong]: Paul Samuelson, professor of economics at MIT after World War II and author of a best-selling economics textbook, was one of Keynes’s most ardent American disciples. Here is what he […]


Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism September 5, 2017   Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?     As has been widely observed, natural disasters have diverted our attention, and another hurricane may be on the way. But while our attention is focused elsewhere, it might be a good time to ask why […]

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

Distraction as Political Strategy

Distraction as Political Strategy

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute August 31, 2017   Distraction as Political Strategy   Why are we fighting over confederate monuments? Because people feel strongly about this issue? Because they are being removed? Because some groups are trying to exploit the situation to get attention? Or is there another reason? While we are fighting over Confederate monuments […]


March for Science It is Not

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 24, 2017   March for Science It is Not     A march for science is a contradiction in terms. Marching is an expression of our subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put emotion and subjectivity aside in order to discover how the world works. If you march […]

March for Science It is Not

What Does Steve Bannon Want?

What Does Steve Bannon Want?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 24, 2017   What Does Steve Bannon Want?     This is the title of an article Christopher Caldwell, a senior editor at the “conservative” Weekly Standard, wrote for the New York Times on February 26, 2017. Mr. Caldwell gets to the essence of it when he writes: “Steve […]