Category Archives: Crony Capitalism

“Green” Graft: After Receiving “Green Energy” Stimulus Money, Tesla CEO Buys $17 Million Mansion

One of the notable characteristics of the Soviet Union before it fell was the increasingly-noticeable divergence of laws and policies that affected “connected” people versus the lowly, regular Soviet citizens. Before its predictable collapse, high-ranking Party members and their friends … Continue reading

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The Accomplishment They Didn’t Highlight

The horrendous economy that Obama inherited was caused by the collapse in the housing market and the failure of new financial products like credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities. The failures weren’t limited to just government officials. Lawmakers at the … Continue reading

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Success Is The Taxpayers Losing 25 Billion Dollars Funding Obama’s Cronies

That’s the line the Obama Administration is peddling about GM and Chevrolet, isn’t it? The unions poured massive amounts of money and labor into Obama’s 2008 campaign and in return he handed them your money. For a “success,” it sure … Continue reading

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Thugocracy: The Story of Gibson Guitar and Their Extortionists

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the higher-ups in Gibson Guitars, the famous guitar manufacturer that brought us the Les Paul and other top-quality guitars, will not be going to jail. The … Continue reading

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The Modern Face of Government: “Cronies” Are the New “Wiseguys”

It never ceases to amaze me how adept politicians have become at shaping reality by shaping perception. If a politician repeats a falsehood often enough, it somehow becomes true, just by merit of having been uttered enough. President Obama and … Continue reading

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Even the Guy Who Destroyed Glass-Steagall Wants it Back Now

I find it galling when an ill-informed leftist tries to debate the role of government with a Tea Party advocate and goes to the tired argument, “Since you’re against paying taxes, I guess you don’t want paved roads or police or … Continue reading

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Quote Of The Day: Geithner In Handcuffs Edition

Neil Barofsky, the former Special Inspector General for TARP oversight, has a new book out this week, and having only found time to read about a third of it so far, it has already earned my wholehearted endorsement. Again and … Continue reading

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Breaking Up The Banks And Bringing Back Glass-Steagall

Monopolies, whether they’re private or governmental, are not in the best interest of the American public. The same could be said of any company that’s supposedly “too big to fail” — like the big banks.

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“You Didn’t Build That” Is Actually Worse When You Put It In Context

Sometimes, it can be difficult living in this age of cell phone cameras, seemingly infinite digital file storage and a media that operates at the speed of light. In a moment, a politician can say something, and within seconds, the … Continue reading

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Democrats Plan To Rant About Evil Banks From Bank of America Stadium At Their National Convention

You’ve probably already heard about the Democratic politicians skipping their national convention because they’re afraid it’s going to be an anchor around their waist at election time. Over the past few days, a handful of Democratic candidates and elected officials … Continue reading

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