Regulation


An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents

By Against Crony Capitalism November 14, 2017   An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents     If the Democrats really want to double down on the corporatist/crony capitalist party thing they should go the Biden route. Then there’s […]

An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents

Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?

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 […]


Obama Administration’s Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute November 4, 2017   Obama Administration’s Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor   One of the most devastating consequences of the Obama Administration has been that Americans who don’t have the luxury of large bank accounts are continuing to be treated like second-class citizens by the US financial system. […]

Obama Administration's Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

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 […]


Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

By Mark Thornton Mises Institute October 30, 2017   Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers   The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” have just peeled back another sordid layer in the War on Drug by exposing Big Pharma’s role in expanding the Opiod Crisis that has resulted in more than 30,000 deaths per […]

Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

By Against Crony Capitalism October 23, 2017   Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias     I grew up listening to NPR and I still tune in occasionally for reruns of Car Talk. Beyond that however, the outlet has just gone around the bend. It was always “liberal.” It’s funded in part by […]


The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute October 23, 2017   The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto   Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by […]

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later

Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later

By Against Crony Capitalism October 19, 2017   Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later     I like Art Cashin. I used to read his morning column when I was a fresh faced broker at UBS. I remember him wearing a “Dow 10,000” hat that he first got as the Dow pushed […]


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?