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Bob Dole is a corporate lobbyist --- that seems relevant

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: 14 hr ago

Bob Dole, the former Republican presidential nominee and Senate floor leader, gets a glowing 2,000 words in the Washington Post this week, as he makes peace with old rivals, tours his old state,...

Industrial policy and Team U.S.A. rhetoric at Export-Import Bank conference

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: 14 hr ago

U.S. Government and Business are a team, competing against other countries in the Export Olympics. That's one theme of the day at the Export-Import Bank annual conference. Ex-Im subsidizes U.S....

U.S. taxpayers subsidizing state-owned companies through Export-Import Bank

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: 15 hr ago

Should the U.S. government be propping up state-owned enterprises overseas? Should the U.S. business lobby be lobbying for this dynamic?

Big Business ready for war with conservatives over corporate subsidies

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The free-market forces are amassing against the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports, but K Street is hardly sitting idly by. Bloomberg News reports on the business...

K Street battles Tea Party in GOP primaries

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

It's big business versus the free market once again as K Street lobbyists square off against Tea Party groups in two Republican House primaries this spring. Moderate Republican Mike Simpson is...

The Hollywood-Washington revolving door tilts trade policy

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Hollywood is politically powerful. Tech writer Tim Lee has noticed that the U.S. Trade Representative has tended to advance Hollywood's agenda on content rules. He has also noticed that Hollywood...

The Left increasingly seeing regulation as crony protectionism

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Regulation is often the means by which politicians and incumbent businesses collude to amplify their own power and wealth at the expense of outsiders — including competitors and consumers.

Cellulosic ethanol from cornfields is dirtier than gasoline, study suggests

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Republicans and Democrats alike have long pushed federal subsidies for "cellulosic ethanol" -- an alternative biofuel to corn ethanol, whose problems are now widely known. But a new federally...

A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

The pole-dance-party-bus lobby loves pole-dance-party-bus regulation

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

When you see a regulation promulgated in the name of public safety, always ask yourself: which special interest is profiting off this new intrusion of government?