Posts Tagged ‘government intervention’


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Government Predatory Lending


Tuesday October 6th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:26am PDT   •   0 Comments

Politicians and pundits like to decry predatory lending, the practice of private banks and credit card companies preying on poor and vulnerable people. Indeed a new federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was recently established to ride herd on private lenders. As Brad Branan of the Sacramento Bee shows, the worst offenders would…
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High Court Slams Government Raisin Ransacking


Tuesday June 23rd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:34am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, Big Government has been colonizing economic activity through schemes such as the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. This New Deal act, based on the notion that central planning works, set up cooperative boards and conscripted growers into reserve set-asides. This meant that Fresno raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne, like…
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Government Raisin Ransacking


Friday April 24th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:50am PDT   •   2 Comments

“Central planning was thought to work very well in 1937,” observes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, “and Russia tried it for a long time.” So did the United States, through schemes such as the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Authorized by Congress during the New Deal, the Act set up cooperative boards…
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GovInternetAbuse.Con


Monday March 2nd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:40am PST   •   1 Comment

When government says it’s going to be “neutral” about something, taxpayers can’t go wrong thinking that precisely the opposite is the case. Consider, for example, the latest government power grab, disguised as “Internet Neutrality.” If government were indeed neutral it would leave the Internet alone. But under Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler, government…
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