A Company’s Government Cronyism – Should Be Considered in Government Contracting

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We less government types have long championed the outsourcing to private companies the work government wants done.  Contracting out, as it were. Under the perfectly reasonable impression that greater private sector involvement – and conversely less government involvement – will ostensibly improve quality and performance. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly dubious proposition.  With governments […]

DC Again Misidentifies a Problem – For Crony, Self-Serving Reasons

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In the great Aaron Sorkin based-upon-real-life movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” there is a brief yet very apt exchange between Texas Representative Charlie Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos: Wilson: “No, I don’t understand…because I’m stupid.” Avrakotos: “No, you’re not stupid – you’re just in Congress.” In the area of pharmaceuticals and their national and international […]

Amazon: Government – And Its Crony, Monopoly Straight-Jacket

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Every intellectually honest person acknowledges government its own self – is a monopoly. Only the government Post Office can legally deliver First Class mail – because government has made it illegal for anyone else to do so. As a flood victim of Hurricane Irma – I can assure you government monopoly flood insurance is…mind-meltingly awful. […]

Amazon Is Having a Real Problem Staying Online and Operational

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Amazon is the king of online retail.  In getting there, they have engaged in many anti-competitive practices…to destroy and then become brick-and-mortar retail. And a really well kept secret – is that retail isn’t Amazon’s most successful business. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is.  That is richest-man-in-the-history-of-the-planet Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ cloud computer backup company. Amazon’s […]