More on Crony Capitalism & the Hunger Games





More news about Crony Capitalism:

Crony Chronicles has added a new feature called Crony Capsules. Each entry focuses on a specific issues area of cronyism. This week: Agribusiness, especially sugar.

Reaon’s Nick Gillespie noted the Hunger Games theme last July, and included a link to "a new edition of Arthur A. Ekirch’s great The Decline of American Liberalism, a bold classical liberal reading of U.S. history from colonial times through the 1950s." Nick linked to a Reason.tv interview with Robert Higgs of the Independent Institute.

Also – a comment by ZH100 on Monday’s post about the Hunger Games deserves elevation.It provides a handy guide to Sarah Palin’s many statements attacking cronyism. ZH100 says:

Long before "crony capitalism" became a topic of national debate Gov. Palin has fought against corruption and crony capitalism.

Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Gov. Palin’s agenda.

Here are some links with information about Gov.Palin’s consistent fight against corruption and crony capitalism.
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‘Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism’   (by Governor Palin)

From the article:

"We need to be on our guard against such crony capitalism. We fought against distortion of the market in Alaska when we confronted “Big Oil,” or more specifically some of the players in the industry and in political office, who were taking the 49th state for a ride.
My administration challenged lax rules that seemed to allow corruption, and we even challenged the largest corporation in the world at the time for not abiding by provisions in contracts it held with the state. When it came time to craft a plan for a natural gas pipeline, we insisted on transparency and a level playing field to ensure fair competition.

Our reforms helped reduce politicians’ ability to play favorites and helped clean up corruption. We set up stricter oversight offices and ushered through a bi-partisan ethics reform bill. Far from being against necessary reform, I embrace it. "
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‘Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra’ (by Governor Palin)

From the article:

"This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class."
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‘How Congress Occupied Wall Street’  (by Governor Palin)
http://online.wsj.com/article/…
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‘Palin: Congress, it’s time to stop lining your pockets’ (by Governor Palin)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/o…
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‘Governor Palin’s Consistent Fight against Corruption and Crony Capitalism’  (by Whitney Pitcher)

From the article:

"Governor Palin’s strong stance against crony capitalism, bureaucrats picking winners and losers, and a lack of transparency is not just words; it’s action.

Citizen candidates do indeed bring a fresh perspective to a campaign and even to public office. However, there is something to be said for someone who took on corruption while in elected office. Such an individual has governed or legislated in an atmosphere of corruption, back room deals, and cronyism and has not only weathered such an atmosphere, but has effected change for the better. It is one thing to act as a citizen watchdog; it is another to make sure that legislation and projects are transparent and are void of back room deals and crony capitalism. Governor Palin is such a person."
http://conservatives4palin.com…
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‘Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide’ (by Anand Giridharadas)

From the article:

"But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09…
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‘How Governor Palin Reformed Alaska’s Ethics Laws and Made Crony Capitalism a Crime’ (by Gary P)

From the article:

"With all of the talk of corruption and crony capitalism these days, this is a great time to talk about some of the things Sarah Palin did to reform Alaska politics. She worked with the Alaska Legislature to pass tough, sweeping ethics reform "
http://thespeechatimeforchoosi…
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‘Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute praises Sarah Palin for highlighting Washington’s rampant crony capitalism ‘ 
http://danieljmitchell.wordpre…
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‘How Palin Beat Alaska’s Establishment’ (WSJ)

From the article:

"If you’ve read the press coverage of Sarah Palin, chances are you’ve heard plenty about her religious views and private family matters. If you want to know what drives Gov. Palin’s politics, and has intrigued America, read this."
http://online.wsj.com/article/…
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‘Sarah takes on Big Oil: The compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin’s battle with Alaska’s
‘Big 3′ oil companies’
(by Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson)

Gov. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” .

This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.

http://www.amazon.com/Sarah-ta…   or   http://product.half.ebay.com/S…



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  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Gov. Palin has been way, way out in front on this issue.  The silence from other politicians, on both sides of the aisle, is deafening.  She stands alone among her peers, but we stand with her.

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    The croniest Capitalism

    Obama’s is class hate and Statism

    Sarah Palin fights back

    the whole Washington pack

    and all EPA Geooterrorism.

  • John_Frank

    James, an excellent post. Appreciate your referencing ZH100′s post setting out the Governor’s record in fighting crony capitalism. She has been way ahead of everyone else on this issue.

  • carmtom13

    Excellent post. Governor Palin is one of the smartest political savvy people to come along in many, many years.

  • MaMcGriz

    This woman is larger than life.

    She’s so far ahead of the pack her dust trail settles before they’ve even left the barn.

  • ZH100

    Excellent read  Thank you for posting about Gov.Palin’s consistent fight against corruption and crony capitalism.

    There are more interesting articles in connection with this issue and Gov. Palin.

    For instance:

    ‘Governor Palin, the Success of ACES, and the Defeat of Corruption-Part I’

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin’s political career has been marked by a consistent efforts to rid Alaska of corruption, remove pervasive crony capitalism, and make government more transparent.

    Her proposal of Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share is an excellent example of her reaching all three aims. "

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/governor-palin-the-success-of-aces-and-the-defeat-of-corruption-part-i.html
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    ‘Governor Palin, the Success of the ACES, and the Defeat of Corruption-Part II’

    From the article:

    "ACES has created a stable environment for investment and development of oil and has provided a boost to Alaskan jobs and the economy, while concurrently boosting state revenue. In short, ACES has been a success."

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/governor-palin-the-success-of-the-aces-and-the-defeat-of-corruption-part-ii.html
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    ‘The Lingering Influence of Crony Capitalism and Big Oil in Alaskan Politics’

    From the article:

    "In recent posts, I discussed how Governor Palin’s key legislative victory, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) , has been a transparent, constitutionally-based, pro-growth success.

    In 2007, Governor Palin signed into law ACES, an oil tax structure that includes incentives for development and investment in capital improvements and ensured that Alaska’s resources would be developed for the maximum benefit for the people of Alaska as per their state constitution.

    The Alaska constitution states that the state’s natural resources belong to the people of Alaska. In essence, revenue derived from oil development belongs in part to the people of Alaska who, as owners of the resources, are due their share of the profits as “shareholders”.

    Beyond this, ACES also replaced Governor Murkowski’s Petroleum Profits Tax (PPT) which was tainted by crony capitalism and corruption and lead to the arrest and conviction of state legislators and Governor Murkowski’s chief-of-staff due to the ties between PPT negotiations and VECO Corp, a oil and gas pipeline company."

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/04/the-lingering-influence-of-crony-capitalism-and-big-oil-in-alaskan-politics.html

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