Tag Archive | "crony capitalism"

Meet the "Kronies"–Brilliance in Highlighting "Crapitalism"

Just awesome!

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Shocker: Obama-Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill loaded with kickbacks, bribes, and more ‘stimulus’ spending

Casino kickback and border security opt-out.

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Tim Carney- GOPers Need To Embrace Conservative Populism

Echoing Governor Palin’s message

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Feinstein’s Husband ‘Wins’ CA Rail Contract

"…shocked I tell you"

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Insider Trading For Me, But Not For Thee

How much contempt does the ruling class have for us?  This much.

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Governor Palin: We the People are Stuck Subsidizing the Left’s “Losers”

"Nothing will change unless you do"

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EPA in Action: Crony Environmentalism

"This is crony phony environmentalism, and we all deserve better."

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A Winning Message

Will the GOP learn?

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More on Palin at CPAC

In terms of both style and substance, it was a tape measure home run.

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More Abuse of a Self-Serving Establishment

"[T]he regulatory superstate depends on inflicting pain on the rest of the country, pain that only Washington itself can relieve—if you pay up and have the right connections, that is"

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The Republican Establishment Wants a New People

The GOP establishment has been reading Bertolt Brecht, and wants a new people

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The Continuing Chronicles of Corrupt Cronyism

The Washington Examiner‘s indispensable Tim Carney provides another lesson in how Washington really works: Baucus rewards ex-staffers with tax breaks for their clients.

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New Year’s Pork, Served Up By Congress

Roast pork is a common New Year’s Day dish, and in the fiscal cliff bill Congress held firm to this old tradition.

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Thinking About America

American Thinker is on a roll today.

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Warren Buffet, Crony Capitalist

"Warren Buffett is one of America’s biggest bailout beneficiaries, having profited hugely from buying into firms whose assets were subsequently bailed out."

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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 […]

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Defending Free Enterprise & Fighting Crony Capitalism

A new blog has appeared, The Spirit of Enterprise, declaring: This blog is a celebration of enterprise, primarily business but also non-profit, artistic, and humanistic. We love the people who do things to make the world better. We also defend enterprise, and particularly commercial enterprise, from those who attack it, including from within. Yesterday – […]

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‘Big SIS’ (The Special Interest State)

Crony Chronicles just reviewed my book Ending ‘Big SIS’ (The Special Interest State) and Renewing the American Republic. The review is favorable (whew!)  so please check it out.  Especially gratifying is its description of the book as "systematic and easy to read".  Earning that characterization took a lot of sweat. The book strikes many of […]

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A Party versus a Collection of Factions

Yuval Levin has a good article on National Review Online called The Election and the Right. Read the whole thing, but particularly (emphasis added): The Democratic Party is mostly an incoherent amalgam of interest groups, most of which are vying for benefits for themselves and their members at the expense of other Americans. This kind […]

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Obamacare Chaos

An excellent source of information on Obamacare is the Galen Institute, in Alexandria, VA, a non-profit, free-market-oriented research organization devoted to health policy. Its President, Grace-Marie Turner, just published a column in Forbes on The Avalanche Of New Obamacare Rules Will Come In January, 2013. She notes that the federal government has already issued 13,000 […]

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"Something Wicked This Way Comes," and It’s Called EPA

EPA’s actions will do more than sabotage the economy. They will create a crisis of American government.

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James DeLong: Crony Capitalism: Biggest Risk to the Nation

[C]rony capitalism is flourishing everywhere, like a green bay tree.

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K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

The crony capitalists in the GOP are just as terrified of Governor Palin as the liberals are.

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ObamaCare: A Case Study in Crony Capitalism: Updated

Collusion.

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Shocker: Romney Picks Major RINO to Head Transition Team; Updated

And a crony capitalist, too.

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ABC’s Jake Tapper: Crony Capitalism and Pay-to-Play Alive and Well; Updated

ABC demonstrates how Governor Palin is being heard just as strongly as she’s being feared by the Washington elite.

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Governor Palin Goes ‘On the Record’

Governor Palin went "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren tonight.

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Further Reason Why Sudden and Relentless Reform Must Prevail

Facebook Billionaire Co-Founder Renounces U.S. Citizenship under current tax policies.  Why President Palin would have been different.

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Peter Schweizer: Mitt Should Disclose the Names of His Campaign Bundlers Immediately

An issue of transparency.

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Catch Grizzly Fest Today 1-4 pm ET And Hear Special Message From Gov. Palin (Update: Live, From The Internet, It’s Time For GrizzlyFest)

Rage against the machine.

Update: We are now livestreaming and providing a chat feature for GrizzlyFest.

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