Corporate Welfare is Small-Scale Central Planning

Corporate Welfare is Small-Scale Central Planning By Patrick Tyrrell and Amanda Snell Amazon’s long search for its second headquarters has ended. New York and Virginia outlasted the competing cities. Twenty cities were finalists in the running to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarters when the company’s search began over a year ago. HQ2 will be an additional source of Amazon investment in the economy and innovation for its customers. The company’s tactics have come under scrutiny over the past week because the locations (Arlington, Virginia and New York’s Long…

Read More

Profits Before Safety: Why Are Legal Exemption Lines Drawn For Big Pharma?

Profits Before Safety: Why Are Legal Exemption Lines Drawn For Big Pharma? Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich There seems to be an enigma, double standard or even a legal faux pas in tort law in the United States. Nowhere is that more readily evident than in the following example, in my opinion. Back on July 19, 2018, a “Ride the Ducks Branson” Duck Boat tragedy occurred on Table Rock Lake, near the tourist magnet town of Branson, Missouri. Seventeen unfortunate people lost their lives by drowning due to the Duck…

Read More

Money Talks In Politics

Money Talks In Politics By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, I came across some rather interesting information most citizens, and voters in particular, probably don’t know about, i.e., how political-party-affiliated causes and organizations are funded.  The organization OpenSecrets.org has been keeping track of such demographics since its founding, and is a treasure trove of how political party bell curves operate in retrospect. Currently, we are riding a new curve! Below is a chart indicating what was going on in the 2010 election cycle.  It shows what I would call a “cooperative”…

Read More