Regulation


On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2017   On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables     There is no place in government, with the exception of the military, where supposed “conservatives” more exploit taxpayer funded welfare than in the Ag Department programs. It is ridiculous. Food, like anything, should be subject […]

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

By Against Crony Capitalism October 5, 2017   80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests     Drugs should be a state level issue. Legal in one state, perhaps illegal in others. This is how our Constitution is supposed to work. Unfortunately the FDR era control freaks in Washington didn’t much care […]


States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living

By Against Crony Capitalism September 25, 2017   States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living     (From The Conservative Review)   Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one? As one article points out, why does a casket maker in Louisiana need a license, including […]

Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one?

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 22, 2017   Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power   Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience […]


Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

By Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property     This is truly disgusting. We see a wannabe Castro in City Hall. A know-it-all bureaucrat wrapped in his own ego. A politically correct agent of statism and – if given the chance […]


How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

By Dale Steinreich Mises Institute September 6, 2017   How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance   As the floodwaters brought by Hurricane Harvey last week recede and new hurricane Irma moves slowly toward the Eastern U.S., it might be edifying to review how millions of Americans, despite federal anti-flood efforts, came to live and work in […]

How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 2, 2017   Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment   Baseball may still identify as America’s pastime, but every year consumers prove that football is the country’s true love. In fact, the intertwining of national identity and the NFL can often be troublesome, such as when the Pentagon pays the […]


The Real Cause of America’s Opioid Epidemic

By Mark Thornton Mises Institute August 22, 2017   The Real Cause of America’s Opioid Epidemic   The Opioid epidemic is spreading across the heartland of America. The number of drug overdose deaths from both prescription (e.g., Oxycontin) and black market (e.g., heroin) opiates exceeded 30,000 in 2015. Initial estimates for 2016 indicate yet another new […]

The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

By Jeff Paul Activist Post August 12, 2017   Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare     Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential […]


Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months 

Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months

By Against Crony Capitalism August 8, 2017   Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months (How about 100,000 more before the end of the year?)     This is a real positive. But 11,000 should only be the beginning. Our taxpayer financed bureaucracy is a target rich environment. Given advancements in automation […]


The “barnacled enabler” McCain betrays conservatives, country on Obamacare repeal

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 28, 2017   The “barnacled enabler” McCain betrays conservatives, country on Obamacare repeal     He figured that re-election wasn’t an issue and so he did the wrong thing. Having followed McCain, and even having supported him in 2000, there is likely a serious dose of spite in his […]

The “barnacled enabler” McCain betrays conservatives, country on Obamacare repeal

Seattle's Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

By Andrew Syrios Mises Institute July 28, 2017   Seattle’s Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts   In what has become a running joke amongst those skeptical of the claim that minimum wage increases have no effect on unemployment, a recent report by the Employment Policies Institute showed that 174 of the 184 co-sponsors of a bill to […]


Statist POLITICO: How hospitals got richer off Obamacare (Cronycare)

By Against Crony Capitalism July 24, 2017   Statist POLITICO: How hospitals got richer off Obamacare (Cronycare)     I mean it’s only 6 years late. But at least someone over there is getting part of a clue on how crony Obamacare is. Of course Politico thinks the government isn’t doing enough. (These folks it seems […]

Statist POLITICO: How hospitals got richer off Obamacare (Cronycare)