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From Wikipedia :
Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism
Fighting off entrepreneurs! Taking on any threat to their power! Collect ‘em all!
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Short and darn good. I love the way he takes the press to task with all the questions they fail to address. H/T Sue!
If he gets stuck between the balls click and drag him to get him moving again. Or stick him between the balls. H/T Sue!
Washington D.C. will never voluntarily relinquish its power. Left unchecked, the government will continue to bankrupt this nation and destroy the liberty of the people. It is time for citizens and the States to act and we have the solution. Visit Convention of States and learn about Article V of the Constitution.
The above commercial is from Duracell and stars Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL.
After not being drafted in 2012 despite a stellar career at UCLA, Coleman made the Seahawks this season. In his first game with the team, he had 3 catches for 30 yards, and he also caught a touchdown pass against the Saints in the Monday Night Football game on December 2nd. Good for Coach Carroll!
The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.
The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands . Read more »
From the Rolling Stone Magazine–Five Economic Reforms the Millennials Should Be Fighting For:
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
2. Social Security for All
3. Take Back The Land
4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody
5. A Public Bank in Every State
I think they are serious!
According to the NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH the world poverty rate fell by 80% from 26.8% in 1970 to 5.4% in 2006. According to Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI):
It turns out that between 1970 and 2010 the worst poverty in the world – people who live on one dollar a day or less – that has decreased by 80 percent (see chart above). You never hear about that.
It’s the greatest achievement in human history, and you never hear about it.
80 percent of the world’s worst poverty has been eradicated in less than 40 years. That has never, ever happened before.
So what did that? What accounts for that? United Nations? US foreign aid? The International Monetary Fund? Central planning? No.
It was globalization, free trade, the boom in international entrepreneurship. In short, it was the free enterprise system, American style, which is our gift to the world.
I will state, assert and defend the statement that if you love the poor, if you are a good Samaritan, you must stand for the free enterprise system, and you must defend it, not just for ourselves but for people around the world. It is the best anti-poverty measure ever invented.
Hans Rosling’s video illustrates this phenomenon with statistics: