From corporate favoritism to licensing and regulation, government should, by and large, get out of the way of the economy, rather than trying to manipulate it so they can take credit when it succeeds.
Certificate of Need (CON) laws force new providers to obtain government permission to enter a market. constitutes excellence.
Occupational Licensing limits work opportunity, redistributes income from lower to higher income individuals, increases the cost of living, limits innovation, and leads to more licensing.
Regulation can be used as a weapon against potential competition by making it more difficult to enter markets and compete.
Tax Increment Finance Districts (TIFs) redirect general community sales and property taxes to projects directed by the TIF. TIFs scavenge jobs from other communities and other areas within a community.
Government profiteering, an especially pernicious form of cronyism, occurs when laws give government agencies a financial incentive in depriving citizens of their rights and their property.