Crony capitalism is a pox that has always infected real markets and is likely to rear its ugly head even more in the future. Although Munger and Villarreal-Diaz offer an important theory in support of this claim, their superb essay makes a few points worth disputing if only to better ward off crony capitalism.

Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Economics at Loyola University, New Orleans.
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