Posts Tagged by rent seeking
|February 14, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
As individuals, some lawyers are fine people, but as a profession, are they problem solvers or rent seekers?
|December 26, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
A Seattle Times columnist and a PSU prof connect the dots of political donations to state favors for the elite, but we must dig deeper for the root cause.
|November 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Who will win the battle to get the most favorable subsidies and regulations? Mortgage bankers (firms that originate loans to distribute, not to hold) and Wall Street investment banks have the inside track.
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials, The Progress Report|
Someone has invented a way to keep insiders from winning favors that enrich themselves and impoverish others. How? End subsidies. Don’t let politicians spend our money. Let’s spend it ourselves. Pay ourselves a Citizens Dividend from recovered “rents”. Sort of like Alaska and Singapore do. Charge full value for privileges then disburse the raised revenue. Then techno-progress will benefit everyone.
|October 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Stiglitz: Intellectual property facilitates “rent-seeking”: winning rulings to get a larger share of the pie rather than increasing the size of the pie. Us: To keep rewards fair, charge full-market value for patents.
|July 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
The Turkish protestors were fed up not only with a park being turned into a mall but also with the crazy rent-seeking projects. Not just with their “big brother” of a prime minister poking his nose into their private lives, telling them not to drink alcohol, kiss on the metro and the ferry, or have abortions but also with his government’s rent-granting. This 2013 excerpt is from the Hurriyet Daily News, June 28.