The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
A lobbying effort aimed at unleashing more cronyism launches while a new report demonstrates why the bank should be permanently shuttered.
Milton Friedman famously observed that "nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." The rare demise of a government program, it seems, is temporary too.
Curt Schilling Blew $75 Million in Public Funds Making Bad Video Games. Naturally, He Thinks He Should Be in Congress.
Schilling and Trump are alike in attacking immigrants for costing money, while seeking out business subsidies.
This Steelmaker Looked Like a Winner in the Trade War. Now It's Suing the Commerce Department Over Tariffs.
Protectionism fails, even for those who were supposed to benefit.
A weekend where a few items are free of sales taxes is a poor substitute for permanent reforms.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Can't Stay Awake During Meetings. Does That Mean It's Time to Put His Whole Crony Capitalist Department to Rest?
The Commerce Department is a major dispenser of corporate welfare.
New research shows that business leaders who benefit from government favoritism are more comfortable with government intervention into markets.
The FBI raided the house of D.C. City Councilman and Metro board member Jack Evans as part of a federal grand jury investigation.
A local development study didn't evaluate whether government incentives had anything to do with a business's decision to invest.
The ruling says it's acceptable for cities to use ordinances to protect some businesses from competitors.
A California bill to crack down on paper receipts relies on scare tactics and misinformation.
Restaurateurs get protection from small competitors. It’s the citizens who lose out on delicious food choices.
The evidence against the agency is overwhelming.
The federal law protecting the shipping industry from competition strikes again.
More than $60 million of government money could flow to a private water park next to the Mall of America.
The bank has been operating as a shell of its former cronyist self since 2015. Just put it out of its misery already.
Arlington County officials have released the terms of their multi-million dollar subsidy package.
So far, Trump's efforts to subsidize his coal cronies have failed.
But none of it is a substitute for developing a robust and vibrant economy. And neither is landing a single big employer like Amazon.
Sure, the public deserves to know what Amazon was getting offered. But it deserved to know all along, too.
In addition to tax credits, Virginia is giving Amazon the right to rename the area around its new headquarters.
Amazon lobbies for government favors and bad regulations.
A lawsuit challenging Iowa's Certificate of Need laws goes before a federal judge today.
A state law says you can't call it meat unless it's actually beef, pork, or poultry. Critics say the bill violates the First Amendment.
Once again, government would best serve the public by just getting out of the way.
U.S. Steel and other manufacturers are lobbying to block waivers, creating chaos along supply chains.
Stop subsidizing crony capitalism abroad with taxpayer dollars.
The dealmaker in chief abuses his power to cripple companies that anger him and reward those that please him-and his fellow Republicans enable it.
Many subsidies for the film industry cost taxpayers more and create even less.
Leagues are lobbying states to institute an "integrity fee" that would entitle them to 1 percent of all the money bet at sportsbooks.
Lawsuit exposes a shady deal in Edgewater, New Jersey.
Rental-car companies are facing the same challenges as other established businesses in the internet age. One state lawmaker wants to protect them from change.
Florida man accused of ripping off government agency that rips off taxpayers.
City officials' excuses are getting more and more ridiculous.
Virginia's Certificate of Public Need laws drive up costs and limit access to care, but there's little political will for widespread reform or repeal.
Exclusive city-mandated monopolies lead to sky-high prices and crappy service. Who could have predicted it?
Elected officials are like half-soused businessmen chasing a dream in the champagne room. But with your money.
What trade would that be, exactly?
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Takes Cronyism to the Next Level With $5 Billion Bid for Amazon Headquarters
The PRIME Act would fork over millions to one of the world's wealthiest corporations.
How the hell did Brogden, Pennsylvania, and Anderson, Virginia, not make the list?