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 […]


Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure   Yesterday we wrote about the loss of dignity and privacy in the wake of the September 11th 2001 attacks. Well… (From The Weekly Standard)   After going through a metal detector in the TSA-Pre security line, I was […]


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 […]


Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?     Probably. But one of the names floated in the Washpo story attached is Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum. Ole’ Rick is no conservative and he would be even worse news than Paul Ryan. Ryan […]

Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

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 […]


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 […]

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

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

By Joe Jarvis The Daily Bell July 19, 2017   5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing     The government depends on the citizens to produce, to create value from which the ruling classes can leech. They need to keep us working and spending in ways that they prescribe in order to insert […]

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

How the USDA killed small almond growers and handed the business to the big guys

How the USDA killed small almond growers and handed the business to the big guys

By Against Crony Capitalism July 11, 2017   How the USDA killed small almond growers and handed the business to the big guys     In the name of consumer safety, the USDA ( Ag Department) ruined small almond growers, mostly in California, and gave their business away to big companies. It did this by suddenly […]


Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

By Against Crony Capitalism June 21, 2017   Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois     Sounds like a case of the “Detroits.” Actually many cases of the Detroits. The government is too big in these states. There are too many state employees. These employees want unrealistic pensions. (What’s a pension?) They lived like […]

Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism June 20, 2017   The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent     People seem confused by this rally. Really a rally on top of a Fed induced (to a very large extent) bull market extending back many years. How can this be, […]


The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

By Against Crony Capitalism June 19, 2017   The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’     Most Americans have no real idea of the massive power vested (taken?) in the federal bureaucracy. Sure most people get that agencies enforce laws. But most don’t know that agencies do much more than that, and often […]

The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’