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Cronyism at the Gas Pump

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/23/2016

Gas station owners have come up with a creative way to take more of their customers' money via the power of taxation.

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The Student-Loan Scam Killed ITT Tech

Corporate WelfareEducationMoney and Banking

Blog09/25/2016

Once the student loan bubble pops, many colleges — especially private ones — will be in deep trouble.

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How Government Ruined American Sodas

Corporate WelfareHealthInterventionism

Blog08/18/2016

Under a system of tariffs, subsidies, and restrictions, we get companies like Coke and Pepsi producing collectivist drinks for the masses.

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Coca-Cola, Cronyism, and the War on Drugs

Corporate WelfareU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/08/2016

Coca-Cola still uses components of the cocaine-producing coca leaf in its production today in a partnership with big pharma and government cronies.

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Brazil's Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

Corporate WelfareGlobal EconomyMedia and Culture

Blog08/08/2016

The Olympics is one big party for politically-connected millionaires and other "elites" at the expense of ordinary taxpayers.

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Crony Capitalists, Local Pols, and Refugee Resettlement

Corporate Welfare

Blog04/14/2016

It took a heroic local news anchor from Fargo, North Dakota, to expose that crony capitalists have banded together in a "nonprofit" foundation to bribe the political classes of small U.S. cities.

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The Big Short

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog01/09/2016

The Big Short is a pretty good movie, but there are a few things it leaves out.

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Pot Battle in Ohio

Corporate WelfareThe Police StateInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/03/2015

UPDATE: The fact that marijuana legalization ballot measure (Issue #3) failed in Ohio is not an indication that legalization is not supported by the people. It was...

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The Black Hole of Defense Spending

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingCalculation and Knowledge

Blog07/06/2015

The only thing defense spending actually defends are the profits of defense contractors.

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