Tax Credit Syndicate
About Those Rent Seekers
January 26, 2020
What is “rent-seeking?” Here' a brief description from David John Marotta, What Is Rent-Seeking Behavior in Forbes Rent-seeking doesn’t add any national value. It is coerced trade and benefits only one side. Rent-seeking can include piracy, lobbying the government or even just giving away money. There are two kinds of lobbyists. One kind of lobbyist is necessary to keep legislators and executive-branch bureaucrats informed and on notice. These lobbyists protect the interests of special interest group, but often their special interest needs protection because it is at the mercy of the government.
Unfinished Business: Exodus and Eric Greitens
January 25, 2020
Parson will sell everything that isn’t nailed down. When the media, crooked businessmen, and corrupt politicians were in the midst of their coup against Eric Greitens, a friend told me, “If they get rid of Greitens, Parson will sell everything that isn’t nailed down.” My friend was wrong. Governor Mike Parson (who may or may not have been a conspirator in the coup) is selling everything in Missouri, but he isn’t stopping at the loose items.