By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/09/13 03:19 PM
Regulation is often a tool incumbent businesses use to keep out new entrants. Many journalists, however, understand regulation only as a tool the government uses to protect the public from business. The conventional...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/09/13 03:15 PM
Every since Chuck Schumer told the hedge funds to quit being such recluses and start lobbying Washington, I've been wondering how this might change the nature of K Street. Most business lobbying involves businesses...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/09/13 11:41 AM
In short, cab companies are required to carry insurance, but Yellow Cab is the only company allowed to self-insure, while other companies are not allowed to. This puts Yellow at a huge competitive advantage, paying about...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/06/13 05:51 PM
President Obama wants to put inequality at the center of America's political discourse. Fine. Here’s the opening question: “Does inequality matter?” The answer: “It depends.” It depends on how governments...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/05/13 11:36 AM
One reason corporate welfare is so hard to kill is the problem of "concentrated benefits and diffuse costs." A subsidy program might irk taxpayers, but how much time and money will taxpayers spend to kill a program that...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/05/13 10:29 AM
I'm generally for more disclosure in campaign finance, but the best argument against requiring full disclosure by groups engaged in political speech is that politicians sometimes retaliate against their critics. Sen....Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/05/13 09:48 AM
Liberal writer Jonathan Chait wrote an extended analogy as a blog post today, and it's unambiguous that the analogy is this: Conservative critics today are to President Obama as slaveholders were to slaves who dared speak...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/04/13 01:16 PM
Retailers engage in fierce price wars and advertising wars. But sometimes, they resort to more brutal means: using government to kill competition. In D.C.'s recent debates over minimum wage, living wage, and whether to...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/03/13 05:06 PM
It may seem like he’s swinging back and forth — pro-business, then anti-business — but President Obama marching in a straight line: more state control of industry. It's the ratchet of state corporatism, and Obama is...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/02/13 03:09 PM
If you're a business, the best way to get fat profit margins is by erecting (or finding yourself surrounded by) barriers to entry. Regulations are often efforts by incumbent businesses to erect barriers to entry, thus...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 11/30/13 01:42 PM
The audacity and mendacity with which the Obama administration defends its illegal contraception mandate is standard fare for politics. What's distinctively Obamian in this fight is the insidious corporatism underlying it...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 11/26/13 06:39 PM
Your Baby Boomer aunts are unshakable in their faith in Hillary Clinton. Your nephew Trevor won't stop spouting vapid Democratic talking points in favor of Obamacare. When Thanksgiving talk turns political, do you feel...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 11/26/13 02:08 PM
FDR loved him some Big Business-Big Government collusion. See the National Industrial Recovery Act, or the Export-Import Bank, which FDR created. Ask the Schechter Brothers or Roscoe Filburn about what it was like to be a...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 11/25/13 01:27 PM
Sheldon Adelson was the biggest Republican donor in the 2012 election. Now he's lobbying to curtail online gambling. Why? Presumably because online gambling would compete with his business: casino gambling. Some...Read More...
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