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Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth
Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.
Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History
The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector.
Obesity has skyrocketed since the government became involved in the food pyramid.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism
Government loves to set up "public-private partnerships" for the benefit of both government and certain favored businesses.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free Trade
Some special interest groups don't want customers to even have the option of buying other products.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy
America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes.
New government regulations help large dominant firms while hurting small firms and start-ups. Zuckerberg likes the sound of that.
Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History
How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate?
Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History
The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks
Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries.