By Carla Kalogeridis | 07/24/14 03:15 PM
Depending on who you talk to, the Ex-Im Bank is either a financial support that U.S. exporters need to compete globally -- or government interference in the private-sector lending market, primarily helping big companies that don't need it.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/23/14 09:43 AM
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill taxing foreign travelers to the U.S. in order to fund government-backed advertising campaign for the U.S. tourism industry.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/17/14 04:23 PM
Some Republicans are beginning to extend their free-market, limited-government beliefs to include opposition to corporate welfare, like the Export-Import Bank. Many conservatives hate the idea of centralized education standards driven by a coalition of unaccountable bureaucrats and big business.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/09/14 09:38 AM
In the current battle over the Export-Import Bank, Democratic politicians and liberal journalists have dropped their populist pretenses and openly embraced the corporate-federal collusion that Ex-Im embodies.
07/03/14 06:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of "corporate personhood." Corporations are people? Mitt Romney got mocked during the 2012 presidential campaign for the very idea. But it turns out the principle has...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/27/14 08:23 AM
"Corporate welfare in the defense of liberty is no vice." That's the punchy opening my AEI colleague Tom Donnelly uses to defend the Export-Import Bank, the imperiled federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports by extending taxpayer-backed financing to foreign buyers. Donnelly is completely...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 02:41 PM
Republican Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling opened today's hearing on the Export-Import Bank by excoriating corporate welfare and calling out big businesses by name in something of a populist speech.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 01:06 PM
Ask massive and profitable U.S. companies why they need taxpayer-backed financing through the Export-Import Bank, and they'll tell you that without the subsidies, they will lose sales to foreign manufacturers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/24/14 03:18 PM
The steady drumbeat of Ex-Im corruption over recent years doesn't signal some cabal of white-collar criminals running the agency.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/22/14 12:10 PM
House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy says Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire, the biggest blow yet to the imperiled subsidy agency whose charter expires this fall. On "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace asked McCarthy if he agrees with "conservatives who say that the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/19/14 11:31 AM
If you have a corporate-welfare bank that costs all taxpayers, combined, $2 billion a decade, and it provides almost all of its subsidies to a handful of politically connected companies, congressmen will hear a lot more lobbying in defense of the corporate-welfare bank than in opposition.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/16/14 11:42 AM
"Crony capitalism" and "corporate welfare" are good rhetorical cudgels for politicians to wield, and increasingly Republicans use them against Democrats. But are they more than just rhetoric?
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