Emergent Order has created a rather hilarious video about cronyism: using their government powers, these ‘Kronies’ use bailouts and mandates to overcome the entrepreneurs.
A brilliant clip of Milton Friedman discussing human nature.
A woman asks a good question at a recent tech conference in France, why is the government forcing new innovative taxi services to intentionally slow down?
The recent Atlanta Braves stadium deal has garnered much publicity for its move to neighboring Cobb County and the expected “contribution” that will come from taxpayers — to the tune of $600mm over the next 30 years. In this CNBC interview, Debbie Dooley voices her frustrations over the deal:
A $672 million proposal to move the Atlanta Braves from their downtown home to a brand new stadium in nearby Cobb County has drawn heat from the local Atlanta tea party chapter, led by co-founder Debbie Dooley, also the national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots.
The Institute for Justice tells the compelling story of an entrepreneur who was provided contradictory directions by a Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs – directions that ultimately forced her to close down.
We’re excited that our ‘I Want to Be a Crony’ video is a finalist for Reason’s Media Awards! The video was created by Owen Brennan, Justin Folk, and Robert Perkins.
Here it is, for your viewing pleasure.
Author Peter Schweizer talks with Lou Dobbs about his new book showing how politicians in DC use their positions of power to their advantage.
Adam Thierer from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University talks about the cronyism in the information technology sector.
In this Reason.tv video, Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury discusses the rational ignorance, individual benefits, and dispersed costs that allow stadium subsidies to, seemingly always, get passed. Also, people just seem to like sports. It’s a great video worth five minutes of your day:
“One of the things we often find about these stadiums,” explains Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury, is that “[politicians and supporters] always underestimate the costs and overestimate the benefits.”