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Cronyism

Tammany Hall
Manhattan Democratic political circle notorious for spoils system approach. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 492]
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Louis, Missouri; her sons, Ed (Elizabeth) Crony of Rochester, New York and Eric (Amy) Crony of Edwardsville; and her grandchildren, Peyton, Estes and Stephen Crony.
Yesterday, he singled out our group chairman Anil D Ambani as allegedly a crony capitalist and dishonest businessman -- all obviously patently untrue statements," the spokesperson further said in the statement.
The countries that are most comparable to Russia are China and Brazil, which are both big countries with a system of crony capitalism that are at a similar level of economic development, but they are very different.
In consequence the comfortable co-existence of crony capitalism and state capitalism has led to the increasing corruption of what was a free market-based capitalist system in Cyprus.
My coeditor, Michael Munger, and his coauthor, Mario Villarreal-Diaz, begin the discussion with a deeply disconcerting question: "Suppose it's true that capitalism has a tendency--it's not inevitable or irreversible, but a tendency nonetheless--to devolve into crony capitalism.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed disappointment over the termination of MMC Gamuda as the underground contractor for the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2) project and rejected claims the firm was a crony.
Strangely, many of these corporations and conglomerates took the Aquino administration a record time of one day, just one day, to investigate and settle the assets of billionaire and confessed Marcos crony and front man Jose Yao Campos.
Korea cannot end crony capitalism without the self-sacrifice of one side _ less corrupt and more patriotic.
What's even more remarkable is that Mr James rails against that "boozy despot" Jean-Claude Juncker and his "fat-cat Brussels cronies", while wheeling out that even more boozy despot and fat-cat Brussels crony, Nigel Farage, in support of his hopelessly wrongheaded argument.
While recovery was relatively easy in the few cases when crony dummies surrendered the Marcos assets, in most cases it was complicated and long.
The reason is simple: the lack of credible property rights under Putin's system of crony capitalism, forces senior Russian officials and oligarchs to hold their money abroad, largely within the jurisdictions of the Western governments against which Putin rails.With the help of carefully selected loyalists, Putin has established three circles of power: the state, state-owned corporations, and loyalists' "private" companies.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) PS-112 MPA Khurrum Sherzaman terms the merger of Summit Bank with Sindh Bank as nepotism to help a crony of Sindh government.