The Business Model of the Rent-Seeking Society

by Don Boudreaux on September 3, 2009

in Politics

Some rent-seekers — and rent-brokers — are better than others.

(HT Andy Morriss, my co-blogger at Market Correction and author of the best letter this week in the Financial Times)

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mark September 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Do any members of the Silly Party have technocratic positions within the Ministry of Silly Walks?

mesaeconoguy September 5, 2009 at 12:32 am

Quite possibly.

Signed,

Tarquin Fintimlimbimlimbimwhinbimlin Bus Stop
Ftang Ftang Olay Biscuit Barrel (“Silly”)

Anonymous September 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Unreal. I wonder what the ‘progressives’ would think about the esteemed Sens. coziness with the business community? Harumph!

Justin P September 4, 2009 at 12:00 am

They dump them from the party and try to relabel them GOP.

Anonymous September 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

Renting a car can be a viable solution if you’re on a trip to a foreign country and you hate driving all the way there. So if you’re a bit more lazy like I am I think renting a car is a good choice. I sincerely believe (although prices are fluctuating) that you shouldn’t need that much money to rent a car or inchirieri masini (with the competition and all) but it really depends on what you want to drive. You can’t rent a mercedes for 20 $ a day that’s for sure but i don’t get people who are renting a car for 6 months when they can buy it :) )

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