Daily Archives: September 19, 2011

The Return of the Robber Barons

Daniel J. FlynnBY Daniel J. Flynn
09/19/2011

 

The robber barons are back. Washington is replaying That ’70s Show—that 1870s show. The liberals who warned us against the crony capitalists in history books are the crony capitalists in front of us.

Little did we know that green jobs referenced dollars and not the environment. Holding a half-billion-dollar note on bankrupt Solyndra tends to spark such epiphanies.

How could we have been so green?

Administration darling Solyndra never turned a profit in its six or so years of existence. The Freemont, California-based company lost more than $232 million in the year leading up to the Obama administration’s decision to Continue reading

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