Another Welfare Queen Billionaire: Elon Musk

The entrepreneurial gift of Elon Musk is his ability to follow the government money and ride the taxpayers to riches—his own. As regular readers will know, I have defended Tesla, a company started by Elon Musk, from Chris Christie, and from other state rulers. But whether or not a company should be crippled in order to help its competition is a different question than whether or not taxpayers should be used to start that company. It seems that Elon Musk is a master at using taxpayer money. According Read more […]

Another State Persecutes Tesla

Iowa tries to hamper Tesla from reaching potential customers. The Iowa Department of Transportation has made another move against Tesla. I say “another” move because the Iowa state government has already forbidden Teslas to be sold at stores in Iowa. In order to get some idea of the kind of insanity that has gripped the nation, and the power-games that the states are playing, I direct you, dear reader, to this post about New Jersey’s adventure in marketplace fascism—sponsored by Read more […]

Chris Christie Prohibits Tesla From Selling Cars In NJ

It isn’t just Chris Christie. Many states have banned Tesla from selling “direct” to consumers. Crony corruption is so foundational to the politicians that they sometimes simply assume that everyone knows about it and should act accordingly. Reading this Bloomberg story I get a similar reaction to the first time I realized how insanely government-botched our farming and food system is. Bloomberg reports: Governor Chris Christie’s administration blocked Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car Read more […]