Cronyism

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Cronyism

Tammany Hall
Manhattan Democratic political circle notorious for spoils system approach. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 492]
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All the servants were but too well acquainted with their master's conduct, and either Benson or John would have been willing to serve me; but as the former was more staid and elderly, and a crony of Rachel's besides, I of course directed her to make choice of him as her assistant and confidant on the occasion, as far as necessity demanded, I only hope he may not be brought into trouble thereby, and only wish I could reward him for the perilous service he was so ready to undertake.
They on their parts waived all ceremony, and pegged away at the sausages and potatoes, and remembering Tom's performance in goal, voted East's new crony a brick.
He invited little Rawdon's crony from school, and made both the children sick with pastry, and oysters, and porter after the play.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
Mission Point's a friendly joint Where every crab's a crony, And true and kind you'll ever find The clinging abalone.
In old days Stamford had never been a particular crony of mine, but now I hailed him with enthusiasm, and he, in his turn, appeared to be delighted to see me.
15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report highlighting concerns about crony capitalism along with recommended solutions to combat the problem.
While many in the "Progressive" media are outraged over Burger King's plan to leave the United States to escape our high corporate tax rate, and specifically Warren Buffett's role in the process, it must be noted: This is what crony capitalists such as Buffett do.
India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan has said crony capitalism is emerging as a "real concern" in India and a major threat to competition and economic growth.
But what Erdoy-an is doing is likely to bring Turkey into a new economic model, that is, to crony capitalism.
A TORY crony of David Cameron's who was hired to run a PS60billion quango has been forced to resign after he was exposed as bankrupt for not paying his taxes.
9 ( ANI ): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday criticized Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying that by bringing Modi to the forefront portrays the bankruptcy of the BJP and it was a disaster harping on the so called "Gujarat model", as the debt incurred during latter's tenure on state treasury has risen due to revenue loss and crony capitalism.