Tag: cronies

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Texas has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation for being a much-less-government state.  Which has directly led to Texas being a much-more-economic-prosperity state. The Lone Star State seems to understand the universal inverse proportion: More government – less prosperity.  Less government – more prosperity. Now-Donald Trump Administration Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s previous gig – was as…

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I am beginning to wonder if Amazon has ever done anything straight-shooting and/or above board – to acquire its massive market dominance and cash cap ($744 billion). Amazon Retail for nearly two decades has submarined and strip mined brick-and-mortar competitors by selling nigh everything during the retail-make-or-break Christmas season – at a loss. Amazon: Nearly…

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God bless President Donald Trump and his Administration for all they are doing to protect Intellectual Property (IP) from the world’s wolves. Of course the largest of all the wolves – is China. Trump To Toughen-Up On China’s Intellectual Property Theft Trump Administration Goes after China over Intellectual Property Trump’s Actions Send a Clear Message:…

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The Donald Trump Administration has done an excellent job of reinvigorating our economy. The administration has done the very necessary bureaucratic forestry of cutting back much of the regulatory underbrush. And Trump and Republicans passed their tax cuts – which were aimed in no small part at people who hire people.  Since they’re about the…

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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,…

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Our forty-plus year relationship with Communist China has been, on the main, really, REALLY awful for our country. China has taken from us tens of trillions of dollars and tens of millions of jobs. Communist China has stolen tens of trillions of dollars more – of our Intellectual Property (IP) and via mandated technology transfers.…

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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…

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There is a great deal of current DC fervor to sanction the daylight out of Saudi Arabia.  In response to the kingdom’s alleged assassination of alleged reporter Jamal Khashoggi. I say “alleged reporter” – because Khashoggi ran for decades with some really bad Muslims. Media Forgets to Mention Jamal Khashoggi was in the Muslim Brotherhood…

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We the People are inordinately tired of watching criminal wrongdoing go unpunished. It is a large part of what we understood – and what then-presidential candidate Donald Trump meant – when Trump politically coined the term “Drain the Swamp.”  Oft when Trump delivered this particular catch phrase – the crowd responded with “Lock Her Up.”…