Corporate Welfare

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The Week In Review: November 7, 2015

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11/07/2015Mises Wire
There were many state and local elections in the US this week, but few of them will result in anything that will combat widely held and popular errors about central banking, drug prohibition, and the global environment.

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How Beijing and the West Work Together to Manipulate the Global Currency War

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11/03/2015Mises Wire
Historically, reserve currencies have arisen without the help of the IMF, but we’re now witnessing a situation in which the IMF may declare the Chinese yuan a “reserve currency” as part of a larger game by global elites to manipulate global exchange rates.

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The Mises Week in Review: October 17, 2015

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10/17/2015Mises Wire
It was a big week for Bernie Sanders's brand of socialism, and millions of Americans already agree with him. Thanks to unquestioning acceptance of wild claims about the success of socialism in Europe, many Americans are now wishing for some European-style socialism themselves.

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Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers

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10/15/2015Mises Wire
Because conservatives are only nominally less statist than today’s progressives, socialist policies that would have sounded outrageous to many Americans 100 years ago are now the baseline for the modern American political mind. Bernie Sanders is capitalizing on this reality.

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What "Progressive" Corporate Welfare Looks Like

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10/13/2015Mises Wire
Progressives would have us believe that they protect ordinary people from greedy corporations. But in truth, policies like Obamacare and Cap and Trade are immense crony capitalist deals that cartelize markets and greatly favor politically connected corporations.

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Boston Pulls 2024 Olympic Bid, Taxpayers Win

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08/01/2015Mises Wire
Boston joins a growing number of cities where the taxpayers decided they didn't want to deal with the massive costs of hosting the Olympic games. As a bastion of crony capitalism, however, the games are still quite popular among politicians and business "leaders."

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War and the Government Control of Money

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04/10/2015Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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Private Enterprise versus Free Enterprise

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03/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
The neo-mercantilist Export-Import Bank is being pushed with bipartisan support yet again. We’re being told that the Ex-Im Bank is good for private enterprise. It’s no doubt good for some private companies, but there’s a difference between private enterprise and free enterprise.

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The Private Equity Boom, Easy Money, and Crony Capitalism

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01/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
One essential feature of private equity is the taking advantage of economies of scale in cronyism, and politicians hope private equity will provide them high-paid jobs when they quit Washington.

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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?

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10/20/2014Audio/Video
Do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency?

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