Posts Tagged by rent seeking
|January 27, 2015||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, probably at great political risk, went public with the need to curb the greed of powerful insiders.
|September 2, 2014||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
China stands out as the single example of having achieved economic growth for many amid widespread corruption for a few.
|August 12, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
While rich insiders get bailouts and tax breaks the shrinking middle class get little for their taxes and the poor get only crumbs.
|July 19, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
The Israeli inventor may have some good ideas but he has a better gift of gab and a talent for negotiating. How else could he cast his spells?
|July 7, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Some conservatives and Republicans warm up to the idea of disruptive innovation. Next will they halt corporate welfare?
|June 23, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
If you’re highly placed in government, you are well connected to business, and often can’t resist taking money to misspend public revenue.
|June 19, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Most lobbyists would find unsettling and reject the idea that they are predators who spread death and decay thru-out the economy.
|June 12, 2014||Posted by Catherine Cashmore under Editorials|
Our contributor Down Under explains what’s really behind the protests that won’t go away in Australia, behind even the austerity.
|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.