Two On Corporatism and Crony-Capitalism

Excellent brief reads.

‘Economic patriotism': Corporatism dressed as populism – WashingtonExaminer: How does President Obama please his corporate backers while simultaneously lighting a populist fire? By advocating “a new economic patriotism,” where empty protectionist rhetoric is paired with meaty corporate-welfare policies.

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Libertarians are not corporate apologists – Washington Times: TAMPA, October 22, 2012 — In the wake of Ron Paul’s campaign and with Gary Johnson rising in the polls, libertarianism may just get a hearing for the first time in decades. Already, the usual fallacies have resurfaced. If you don’t want the government to run education, you must be against education. If you don’t want the government to run healthcare, you must not want people to get healthcare. This misunderstanding is often summed up with comments like, “I’m not sure I’m comfortable with an ‘every man for himself’ society.” This springs from the absurd assumption that human beings never confer benefits upon one another except when forced to do so at gunpoint.

Related links:
The Constancy of Crony Capitalism

  • Rtvf

    Meh…