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Tag Archives | cronyism
Enterprise Florida head bypassed bid policy, paid speechwriter $158K in contracts reports TCPalm. Johnson offered his former PortMiami spokeswoman, Paula Musto, with two contracts and one extension — one in March 2015 for $68,750 and a second in August for $75,000, extended in March of this year for $99,999. That falls just shy of Enterprise […]
By Ron Paul In a recent interview I was asked why Bernie Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist” had seemingly attracted so much support among young people. In fact polls suggest Sanders is the most popular candidate among people aged 18-29, and 51 percent of that same age group appears fed up with “capitalism in its […]
Prices are the lifeblood of a market economy. They convey important and valuable information that everyone uses to make decisions on how to allocate resources. Prices alert us to the supply and demand of any particular item or service in the economy. It’s crucial that prices be accurate so that the best and most rational […]
by Larry Salzman Do we really need laws that prohibit entrepreneurs from charging consumers too little? PLF’s economic liberty project challenges so-called “minimum price” laws that do just that. These laws are rich examples of cronyism and, unfortunately, a Florida state appellate court decision upheld one this week. PLF had filed an amicus brief urging […]
You ya serf. Are you fed up? You should be.
By Ron Paul According to a recent poll, 73 percent of all Americans oppose increases in federal spending. Since this anti-government spending sentiment is a major reason Republicans control the House and Senate, one would expect the Republican Congress to hold the line on, or even cut, government spending. Yet, despite the Republican leadership’s rhetoric […]
In this segment, Richard Ebeling and Jacob Hornberger discuss the principles of fascism, the administration of FDR, and corporatism.