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Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage? A Review

by David Waugh It is fashionable for politicians like Senator Sanders to point to corporations as beneficiaries of socialist government policies. To their credit, they are correct. So what is corporate socialism? In their excellent book Multilateral Disarmament: A State Compact to End Corporate Welfare, Byron Schlomach, Stephen Slivinski, and James M. Hohman provide a […]

The Stadium Welfairy Tale

The Stadium Welfairy Tale

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Most fairy tales begin “once upon a time, in a land far, far away.” The American sports industry’s fairy tale begins “all the time, right here.” Apart from that, though, it’s very similar to other fairy tales in that no sensible adult really believes the main elements of the […]

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

. Redevelopment is back in California. Four years after Governor Jerry Brown led the effort to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the governor has changed his mind, signing legislation to restore the controversial institutions and their power to use eminent domain. Earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2, which grants local governments the power […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Export/Import

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Export/Import

By Chip Bok Bokbluster.com August 11, 2015   Boeing and GE have stopped contributing to politicians who oppose the Export / Import Bank. Both companies get subsidized loans from the bank to help them export their products. No stranger to crony capitalism, GE CEO Jeff Immelt threatened to move jobs out of  the country if the Ex/Im is […]

Planned Parenthood: If You Have to Ask Why, the Answer is Usually “Money”

Planned Parenthood: If You Have to Ask Why, the Answer is Usually “Money”

    By Thomas L. Knapp Planned Parenthood pops up regularly on the political radar as “pro-choice” and “pro-life” activists wage their decades-long battle over abortion. The latest controversy is over a series of videos released by a “pro-life” organization, purporting to show that Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling what pro-choicers call […]