Crony Capitalism, Explained

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “AnarchyBall,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"This just in. Free market capitalism does not include: a government monopoly over the money supply, corporate bailouts and subsidies, taxation, redistribution of wealth, wage & price setting, protectionism, tariffs, and regulations."

“This just in. Free market capitalism does not include: a government monopoly over the money supply, corporate bailouts and subsidies, taxation, redistribution of wealth, wage & price setting, protectionism, tariffs, and regulations.”

My Commentary: The phrase you’re looking for is “crony capitalism”…

Arrogant, Officious, Sociopathic, Control-Freaks Running Government Consider Regulations for Game, “Pokeman Go”

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Government Considers First Pokemon Go Regulations:
http://heatst.com/politics/government-considers-first-pokemon-go-regulations/

(Emily Zanotti) Pokémon Go players have certainly had their fair share of run-ins with the law this week — mostly on the wrong side of it. Two men sustained serious injuries and are facing possible charges after falling down a cliff in California chasing Pokemon. Two teens were arrested in Toledo after jumping fence into the Toledo Zoo following the digital creatures. And in LA, police are chasing after Pokémon Go players who wander on to random neighbors’ lawns.

But the app itself is now the target of lawmakers, who want to regulate the game, claiming that the app poses a significant risk to public safety, and the fun must end.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

No victim, no crime, you arrogant, officious, sociopathic, control-freaks!

Of course, Brooklyn Democratic Assemblyman, Felix Ortiz, would be among the first of the political parasites to push for “regulation” (harassment of the peaceful and innocent in the name of “politics”). He’s the slimy lizard who fought to ban salt in NYC restaurants.

Discussing NYCs Nanny-State Effort to Ban Salt in Restaurants:
http://acidrayn.com/2010/03/11/discussing-nycs-nanny-state-effort-to-ban-salt-in-restaurants/

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress .” – Frederick Douglass

When will Americans finally say “enough is enough”?

American Government Orders Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Food to be Destroyed Every Year

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo, being shared by an acquaintance from here, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Santucci Farm – Traverse City Cherries: These cherries are beautiful! But, we have to dump 14% of our tart cherry crop on the ground to rot. Why? So we can allow the import of 200 million pounds of cherries from overseas! It just doesn’t seem right. What do you think? Please share this on your Facebook page🍒🍒🍒. Just to let everyone know we are not allowed to donate or in any way use diverted cherries. I have people who would buy them if I could sell them. Also these are tart cherries with a very short shelf life

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My CommentaryUS Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop:
http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/us-government-orders-farmers-to-destroy-30-million-pounds-of-their-own-crop/

And, during the “Great Depression,” the State ordered hundreds of millions of pounds of food be destroyed to artificially boost market prices, even while millions of Americans spent years starving.

THIS is the Nature of the State…

Completely Missing the Point Behind the World’s Easiest Economics Quiz

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The World’s Easiest Economics Quiz”…

Rayn: Do you even critically think, bro? 😉

“The World’s Easiest Economics Quiz:
The government _____________ corporations.
a. charters
b. grants personhood to
c. mandates sales for
d. creates price floors for
e. regulates industries to eliminate competition for
f. allows former employees to regulate their own
g. responds to lobbying by
h. bails out
i. subsidizes
j. is comprised of politicians whose campaigns are financed by
k. all of the above
2. Therefore, corporations are best policed by _____________.
a. the government
b. none of the above”

Daniel F.: If anything it’s gotten to the point where it’s the corporations policing the government.

The World’s Easiest Economics Quiz

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Free Talk Live,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“The World’s Easiest Economics Quiz:
The government _____________ corporations.
a. charters
b. grants personhood to
c. mandates sales for
d. creates price floors for
e. regulates industries to eliminate competition for
f. allows former employees to regulate their own
g. responds to lobbying by
h. bails out
i. subsidizes
j. is comprised of politicians whose campaigns are financed by
k. all of the above
2. Therefore, corporations are best policed by _____________.
a. the government
b. none of the above”

My Commentary: Do you even critically think, bro? 😉