Corporatism

Rule 5 Saturday Thursday!

"Many of the new mega rich of the 1990s and 2000s got their wealth through their government connections. Or by understanding how government worked. This was especially apparent on Wall Street. … This was all the more regrettable because, in a crony capitalist system, the huge gains of the few really do come at the expense of the many. There was an irony here. Perhaps Marx had been right all along. It was just that he was describing a crony capitalist, not a free price system, and his most devoted followers set up a system in the Soviet Union that was cronyist to the core."

It's Rule 5 Sunday!

"Despite the stump rhetoric, the political class is not interested in fostering a vibrant commercial life to help you and me get by in this world. Instead, it is interested in extracting as much revenue as possible from the existing commercial environment. The government elites want their cut, regardless of the consequences."

"There is no way that a deficit doesn't become a tax increase sometime down the road. We are ...

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It's retro Rule 5 Sunday!
"If the monetary central planners have been trying to create jobs through the roundabout method of "wealth effects," they ought to be profoundly embarrassed by their incompetence. The only thing that has happened on the job-creation front over the last decade is a massive expansion of the bedpan and diploma mill brigade; that is, employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and for-profit colleges. Indeed, the HES complex accounts for the totality of American job creation since the late 1990s."

According to the IRS, the cheapest health insurance plan available under ObamaCare for a family of four, will ...

It's infamous Rule 5 Sunday Tuesday!

"[T]he government's food pyramid was not founded on science, but rather, it was based in politics and serving special interests. The food pyramid is a purely political animal developed by politicians to serve political ends. It was Senator George McGovern and his Select Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that gave us these politicized and destructive federal dietary guidelines."

Rule 5 Saturday!

"[Corporations] have actively sought regulation, have nurtured and nourished regulation … They have done this to establish and maintain a state of oligopoly impregnable to unforeseen competition; to render their products indispensable to the consumer, and thus also themselves as exclusive providers of their products … "

Obama’s HOPE

2012-09-07

In yet another example of government run amok … Federal prosecutors are trying to lock Shepard Fairey, the ...

It's Rule 5 Saturday!

"[E]asy money leads to the impoverishment of the middle and lower classes and ...

It's Rule 5 Sunday!

"It doesn't take a tremendous amount of insight to see that 'free enterprise' ...

In my last post in this series, I delved into the background of Robert Mueller, who ...

Too funny! Blogger and civil rights advocate Jonathan Corbett proves that the TSA's naked body scanners provide nothing ...

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ...

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While Americans love to accuse their political opponents of being fascist, it is for the most part, pure ...

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), walnuts ...

We've been warned time and time again. We may hear what they say, but we refuse to listen. ...

Former Chief Economist of the United Kingdom's ...

Does the Bilderberg Group secretly run the world? No. But that sure doesn't mean they're not trying.

The Bilderberg ...