When Two Companies Control 90% of the Market – It’s Not a Free Market

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Many self-described free marketeers vociferously oppose antitrust laws: “Antitrust laws also referred to as competition laws, are statutes developed by the U.S. government to protect consumers from predatory business practices. They ensure that fair competition exists in an open-market economy. “These laws have evolved along with the market, vigilantly guarding against would-be monopolies and disruptions to the […]

When Campaign Finance ‘Transparency’ – Ain’t At All Transparent

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In no small part because of very stupid, anti-First Amendment campaign finance “reform” laws – there exist non-profit entities that were created to allow us to engage in government-approved-and-limited political speech. The three most populous such federal entities – are colloquially named after their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code designations.  They are the 501(C)3, […]

Government Cronyism Should Be Opposed – Everywhere It Arises

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Cronyism: Is private companies getting government – to craft policy that benefits the private companies. That cronyism can be an exemption for the crony from policy that adversely affects the briber’s competitors.  Or it can be policy that exclusively benefits the crony.  And it can, of course, be both. We have of late covered quite […]