. as a rule, regulation is acquired by the industry and is designed and operated primarily for its benefit... We propose the general hypothesis: every industry or occupation that has enough political power to utilize the state will seek to control entry. In addition, the regulatory policy will often be so fashioned as to retard the rate of growth of new firms.
– The Theory of Economic Regulation, George Stigler, 1971
George Stigler was a very right wing economist of the Chicago School, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society with Milton Friedman, These guys are responsible for many of the evils of Capitalism today. They strongly influenced neo-liberalism.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS (1962, 1971)
Laurene is currently minister of Kingswells Parish Church in Aberdeen. She was previously highly influential in the Presbyterian Church in Colorado and Minnesota, for example in the LGBT movement with Rev. Scott Anderson. She will bring new life to Broughton St, Mary's, a caring all-inclusive church with a social hub, following the sad death of Rev Peter McDonald during February 2020. Like Laurene, I have fond memories of Madison, Wisconsin, a liberal and very spiritual city in a more conservative Mid-West, where I was an LGBT activist some thirty years ago.
The Garden Room, Broughton St, Mary's, where we elected Reverend LaFontaine to be minister, following her homily from St. Mark on 26th September 2021 and her message that all people should be included whatever their differences,