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A POPULIST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE COULD MAKE A LOT OF HAY OUT OF THIS: How Crony Capitalism Works:

“…elite professionals and financiers (who encompass the lion’s share of the 1%) have managed to engineer protectionist rackets.” Examples: : Dentists lobby for rules that prevent dental hygienists from performing teeth-whitening; the lawyers’ guild sustains extortionate rates in part by making sure that less-credentialed workers are blocked from performing even basic administrative legal tasks; college […]

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EPA Region 9 administrator Jared Blumenfeld

Windsor Knot Tightens Another EPA official using private email

Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal. Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal. EPA Region 9 administrator Jared Blumenfeld used […]

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Can the Free Market Provide Public Education? Entrepreneurship Can Produce Good Education for a Mass Society

The short answer, of course, is: yes, look around. Right now, private enterprise and nonprofit organizations provide all manner of education—from comprehensive schools with classes in the traditional academic subjects, to specialized schools that teach everything from the fine arts to the martial arts, from dancing to dieting, from scuba diving to scrutinizing one’s inner […]

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Pension Air Castles

Lowenstein bemoans the failure of pensions, because he thinks they’re a good idea if properly managed. The solution for the government pensions already promised? Lowenstein says governments have to tighten their belts by reducing benefits and/or raising taxes. Roger Lowenstein addresses “The Long, Sorry Tale of Pension Promises” in a recently published Wall Street Journal […]

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