[FoRK] Outsourcing fascism

Bill Humphries bill at whump.com
Thu May 6 00:59:50 PDT 2004


On May 5, 2004, at 6:13 PM, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Bill Humphries:
>> I think "Rent Seeking" is the term we're looking for.
>
> That's part of it. But only part. Many of us are rent
> seeking, but only a few can get the government
> to define new opportunities for generating rent,
> and protecting it from competition. ;-)

I think the latter is the core of rent seeking, as defined by (and it's 
late and I don't feel like googling) Tillokson (sp) the Texas A&M 
economist with whom I associate the term.

-- whump



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