Another example of Gangster Government is crony capitalism which is phony capitalism – the opposite of genuine capitalism. It has also been called corporatism, mercantilism, fascism, or even Communism. It is an economy where success in business depends on close relationships between large business interests and complicit government officials. A couple of websites that have sprung up to decry the corrupt crony capitalism system include crony-capitalism.com and againstcronycapitalism.org, and we recommend visiting these websites for specific examples of crony capitalism.
In a crony capitalistic economy, powerful interests (large industries/corporations, etc.) use government power to cripple or even eliminate their competition with costly government regulations, zoning laws, copyright laws, workplace laws, and hundreds of other ways. Many of the big losers in a crony capitalistic economy are small to medium-size male-owned businesses who are literally forced out of business by overwhelming government regulation and taxes at the federal, state, and local levels.
Crony capitalism also brings the eternal corrupt politician out from under the dirty dealing rocks where they reside. The article, “Senator Lindsey Graham suddenly against online gambling, after getting contribution from Casino owner who wants online gambling to remain illegal” is just another example of crony capitalism where the big corporate casino industry bribes a corrupt politician to do its bidding.
Crony capitalism also benefits big banks. According to David Stockman in an article entitled, “Crony Capitalism” Has Killed the Free Market and Democracy, “What now exists at the heart of the U.S. economy, Stockman argues, is “crony capitalism” – a system that benefits and even rigs the system in favor of America’s banks and bankers at the cost of average Americans.”
By its very nature, crony capitalism is economically driven to kill individual economic freedom.
Crony Capitalism and Individual Economic Freedom
One of the ways that crony capitalism limits the freedom of the average man is to reduce the number of businesses where a man can work. A good example of this is the fast food industry.
Over the past few decades hundreds of thousands of corporate run fast food franchises have gobbled up the fast food market. Independent male-owned non-franchised fast food outlets have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Every year there are less and less non-franchised hamburger stands, taco stands, and other fast food outlets owned by men who want to be independent business owners. The crony capitalism marriage of government and huge fast food corporate interests have caused the fast food industry to be inundated with costly regulations, workplace laws, minimum wage laws, and other government interference that makes it almost impossible for the average man to open a profitable non-franchised fast food outlet. This also means that if a man just wants to find a job, there are less fast food outlets for a man to work at to earn a living.
Another way that crony capitalism limits a man’s freedom is that with the alarming decrease in small businesses owned by independent operators, a man is now most likely to be forced to work either for the government, or a large corporation. This limits his freedom and individuality because working for the government or a large corporation will mean that he must conform to all the gynocentric workplace laws and female-centric workplace cultural norms that will adversely control what he says, how he behaves, and even his private social life.
Real economic freedom exists in an environment where men are free to create products and services and then sell those products and services without government interference, unfair crony capitalistic competition from large corporations, and burdensome taxation.
Z Masked Writer