Tag: crony

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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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The domestic Left really doesn’t like America or Americans very much. In fact, it’s quite reasonable to say the Left loathes America and Americans. Antifa: US Security Agencies Label Group ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Black Lives Matter: FBI Terrorism Unit Says ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Pose a Violent Threat Occupy Wall Street Labeled ‘Terrorists’ By The FBI US…

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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.”…

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The Barack Obama Administration was awful for America, We the People – and the public policies that make the awfulness possible.  In ways and directions too numerous to count. America is (allegedly, supposed to be) a free market economy.  To make it work – We the People need money.  Capital – to fuel the capitalism.…

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg long ago joined a coterie of Leftists billionaires – who have become snide caricatures of themselves. Most especially the Leftist billionaires who claim “environmentalist” bona fides.  They want the government to ban actions and activities they claim harm the planet – all the while they are engaging in those actions and activities…

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I know I wouldn’t.  But I wouldn’t jump out of an airplane with a half dozen chutes – all of them already open upon departure.  Leaping out of a perfectly good airplane – ain’t my thing. But it is the thing for lots and lots of people.  Do they jump with but one chute?  Heavens…

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Just on Tuesday we wrote in opposition to an op-ed – in which the author asserted protecting Intellectual Property (IP) limits one’s ability to move from job to job: “(T)hose (IP) wars ‘challenge the right and freedom to leave jobs, compete with incumbent companies, control ideas and innovate.’ What Lobel calls ‘the criminalization of employment…

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I am a huge fan of informed debate.  I have on more than a few occasions been a part of of official, organized panel discussions with representatives of both sides of this issue or that. But I have found two-sided panels to be an endangered species in Washington, D.C.  People here seem to prefer empaneling…