John Stossel – Corporate Freeloaders

On August 16, 2012, in Home, by admin

Politicians have plenty of incentives to create corporate freeloaders. http://www.LibertyPen.com

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Is Capitalism “Pro-Business?”

On August 7, 2012, in Home, by admin

In this video, Professor Steve Horwitz advocates for free market economic policy. He refutes the often recited claim that “What is good for General Motors is good for America” by explaining that pro-business legislation encourages behavior that is not beneficial to society or the business itself. He suggests that, in a free market, factors such as profit and competition encourage behavior that ultimately benefits society. Professor Horwitz illustrates that pro-business legislation restricts progress and therefore caters to the interests of industry rather than to consumers, whereas “supporters of free markets are ultimately pro-human and pro-people because it is through markets that we get the most innovation and we get the most goods and the cheapest prices.”

How Cronyism is Hurting the Economy

On July 10, 2012, in Home, by admin

Beyond Bailouts: What Is Cronyism?: http://mercatus.org/publication/beyond-bailouts-what-cronyism

It is clear big businesses wield great control over the federal government. How do we stop this so-called crony capitalism, or collusion? Professor Jason Brennan argues that while it may seem paradoxical the best solution is to limit government power. He provides two reasons for this. First, the power to “regulate the economy” is really the same thing as the power to distribute favors, which corporations will inevitably seek. Second, regulations actually benefit big businesses at the expensive of small businesses. Less government power means corporations have less power to compete for, fewer privileges to seek, fewer subsidies to enjoy, and no agencies to capture.

John Stossel – Is Freedom Fair?

On May 31, 2012, in Home, by admin

Is freedom at odds with fairness? Not when freedom means maximum opportunity. Deroy Murdock, Arthur Brooks.
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