Crony Socialism: Candy Crush Edition

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  Hershey’s – the Candy Man – is a BIG business. Its May 2014 market cap was $23.26 billion. And Hershey’s is very generous with government. Through the second quarter of last year, it had spent $8,332,000 on lobbying and $845,534 on candidates and elected officials. Tallies no Mom & Pop Candy Shoppe can come […]

In D.C., ‘Bipartisanship’ Has Become a Bad Thing – When It Isn’t, We Should Seize the Opportunity

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Bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. has for the most part devolved into a pipe dream, a dirty word – or both. A pipe dream because after decades of gerrymandering – partisanship is what you get. Gerrymandering is elected officials choosing voters rather than the other way round. Those already elected carve Congressional districts into bizarre shapes […]

The Bigger the Government – the Worse the Economy

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We’ve seen it in too many sectors of the economy to possibly mention – both domestically and internationally. The greater the government involvement in an economic sector – the greater the ensuing economic damage. To that sector – and the broader economy. Every additional upward ratchet of the government regulatory winch (it is rarely wound […]