Economics


Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve     Yes indeed. How the central planners at the Federal Reserve manipulate the economy (and inevitably screw it up) is not understood by most politically engaged people. For instance there are still those who insist […]

Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right     He often is. Tax cuts are good. And needed to be had. But with those tax cuts should come a reduction is spending. The debt that hangs over us is expensive in many ways. (From The American […]


The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

By Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Mises Institute January 12, 2018   The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman   Libertarians often point to “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen,” a famous essay in which economist Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) makes perhaps the most important, if easily neglected, point […]

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?

Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism January 9, 2018   Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?     As David Brooks says, the anti-Trump folks are getting dumber, and that is saying something. Some people, en masse, have just lost their minds with regard […]


This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism January 1, 2018   This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250     This is  – “unsustainable“. The thing is Social Security is all many people have and so what are these people to do? They have to put food on the table somehow. Even if they […]

This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250

That Democratic rhetoric about taxing the rich? It’s a con

By Against Crony Capitalism December 12, 2017   That Democratic rhetoric about taxing the rich? It’s a con     Word. It so is. Right now Dems are freaking out because their state income tax deduction is about to go away. But, but, but, I thought you wanted to raise taxes on the “rich”, Democrats. Oh, […]

That Democratic rhetoric about taxing the rich? It’s a con

Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats

By Against Crony Capitalism November 18, 2017   Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats How many thousands died because the Food and Drug Administration refused to provide access to drugs that might have saved their lives?     (From The American Spectator)   It was early March 2001 when 21-year-old Abigail Burroughs was told by […]

Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

By Against Crony Capitalism November 15, 2017   Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years     Given the inefficiencies (and the general cronyism) in colleges today I can’t see how the system continues as it is for all that much longer. “College” is an industry that is primed for […]


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?

Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill

Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism November 2, 2017   Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill     It’s understandable that some feel this way. The “Millennials” have been given more without earning it than any generation in the history of this country. These are the kids of the youngest Baby Boomers, who were […]


Trump and Corker’s Feud Erupts Again, This Time Over Taxes

By Against Crony Capitalism October 24, 2017   Trump and Corker’s Feud Erupts Again, This Time Over Taxes     Corker just keeps whining. Corker is retiring largely because Trump won’t endorse the big government Republican for re-election. Without Trump’s OK Corker’s career ended. Now Corker’s pulling the “I’m a statesman” bit. He’s hurt and he […]

Trump and Corker Feud Erupts Again, This Time Over Taxes

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism October 17, 2017   FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)     (From The Hill)   Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of […]


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