Requirements for predatory capitalism

Capitalists act as a disciplined group preying upon workers and consumers only if they succeed in persuading the state to orchestrate and oversee such predations. Tariffs, occupational licensing, and other state interventions – typically cheered naively by “Progressives” as “victories” for the People – are all too often the means used by producer groups to steal what does not belong to them.
Don Boudreaux

Note: I use the term “capitalism” loosely, since by definition, once business owners begin seeking this type of privilege, they are no longer acting as capitalists, but as cronies.

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