Mongoose: The Government Regulatory-Industrial Complex — “Pay to Play” Rules for the 1% against the 99% for Wall Street Against Main Street

Corruption, Government

The Regulatory-Industrial Complex

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Mises Institute

…being on Capitol Hill showed me that, unlike the republic of the Founding Fathers' vision, our DC Leviathan exists only to extract money and power from the people for itself and the special interests.

Ludwig von Mises called this an inevitable “caste conflict.” There can be no natural class conflict in society, Mises showed, since the free market harmonizes all economic interests, but in a system of government-granted privileges, there must be a struggle between those who live off the government and the rest of us. It is a disguised struggle, of course, since truth threatens the loot.

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