Economics


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

Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position? Will Neel Kaskari soon be the head of the Federal Reserve?

Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism October 4, 2017   Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position? Will Neel Kaskari soon be the head of the Federal Reserve?     The debate internally at the White House in the musty recesses where such things are discussed is whether Yellen stays on […]


Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

By Against Crony Capitalism September 28, 2017   Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars   “War is a racket.” –  Major General Smedley Butler     Last night I was watching a documentary on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. I encourage everyone to view it. It lays out starkly the hell […]

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

By Against Crony Capitalism September 26, 2017   When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked     The NFL is deeply crony. Hey taxpayers – pay for my stadium. Thanks. What? You want “free” tickets? Ha! That’s funny. Don’t you know nothing’s free? Don’t worry though. You can look at the stadium you built me on […]

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

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

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 […]


Report: Nearly 30 Percent of Public School Teachers Chronically Absent

By Against Crony Capitalism September 21, 2017   Report: Nearly 30 Percent of Public School Teachers Chronically Absent   Stories like this really make me question the future of this country. How can parents stand for this? But they do. No wonder FDR, the closest thing this country has ever had to a fascist in the […]

Report: Nearly 30 Percent of Public School Teachers Chronically Absent

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 […]


Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?     Sounds good to us. (From The Jack News)   Instead of borrowing the money, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants to pay for hurricane relief by cutting foreign aid spending commensurately. If $20 […]

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers     The American tax code is like a deep dark jungle at dusk. It’s scary. It’s confusing. Peril lurks everywhere. And if one ventures in without proper preparation one can end up in a bad situation. This is […]


Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule     Well, well. The narrative has shifted since the Schumer/Pelosi deal. (From The New York Times) Now in the White House, President Trump demonstrated this past week that he still imagines himself a solitary cowboy as […]

Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

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 […]


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?

China: A Keynesian Monster

By Per Bylund Mises Institute August 4, 2017   China: A Keynesian Monster     I recently spent two weeks traveling in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a vast country with many contrasts: old vs. new, poor vs. rich, traditional vs. modern, East vs. West. While it is a strange experience with many impressions, what’s […]

China: A Keynesian Monster