Sociology Index

Crony Capitalism

Capitalism, State Capitalism, Spirit of Capitalism, Karaoke Capitalism, Books on Crony Capitalism

Crony capitalism arises when political cronyism extends into the business domain. Crony capitalism corrupts economic and political ideals. Friendships between businessmen and the government and government officials influence the economy. Raghuram Rajan, the eminent economist has said exclusionary policies are the first step toward crony capitalism.

Crony capitalism is favoritism in the distribution of legal permits (License Raj in India), special tax breaks and government grants. Crony capitalism is a problem at the federal, state and also local level.

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America - revisionist history of how the American state, especially the Federal Reserve, has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts.

It explains why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy. - A New York Times bestseller.

In Crony Capitalists in Our Backyards: Who They Are, What They Do and How to Fight Back (Voices of the Tea Party) - Amy Handlin demonstrates that crony capitalism is also a problem at the state and local level. Ms. Handlin concludes with a set of practical recommendations that average citizens can undertake to fight crony capitalism in their own back yards.

Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the PhilippinesWhy has the literature on Asian development not addressed the issue of money politics in Korea?