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Apple Inc. is under attack by politicians for “avoiding” paying $44 billion in American corporate taxes.
North Carolina Republicans wouldn't recognize free enterprise even if it ran them over—say, with an electric car!
The history of white-collar crime is a history dominated by prosecutorial misconduct.
Regulators have restricted so much finance-related speech that people in the industry now have to lobby for the freedom to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn like the rest of us. Or almost like the rest of us.
Speech regulation can make social networks dangerous for executives in other fields, too. Reed Hastings came under threat for boasting that Netflix had streamed a billion hours of video in one month.
When businessmen get involved in policy advocacy, they can help promote the freedom to do business. Yet the impression, fostered by some libertarian intellectuals, that business lobbying tends only to produce special favors for politically connected businesses, can discourage honorable businessmen from participating in the fight for their own freedom. So argues Fred L.
Scott Zaremba has been trying to use gasoline as one ingredient in an ethanol product that competes with gasoline. Ethanol lobbyists say his gasoline supplier isn’t cooperating—and they’re invoking antitrust law to try to force Phillips 66 to help Zaremba reduce demand for the kind of product it makes.