In a pull quote from Richard W. Rahn, further below, the ex-U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive said there are routine conflicts of interest at that association. Hold that thought and ponder how it may apply to our industry. Then, to build upon Sun Communities (SUI) CEO Gary Shiffman’s evidence-based revelation about there being ‘no accurate national database of land-communities,’ a similar point could be made about there being no precise numbers of manufactured home street retailers. But how hard would it be to get an accurate communities and street retailer count? The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has what they dub as ‘state affiliates.’ Those states have their own members. Members routinely know their competitors, who may not be members. If there were motivation to do so, how long would it take for an association to get a list of communities and street retails together at the state level? A few days? Then, how many hours would it require for states to pass those lists or the totals onto MHI? That simple example makes Shiffman’s point clearer. Some in power or positions of authority obviously do not want smaller businesses to know all the facts. Because larger firms have or are building their own databases, per various MHI-connected sources. Thus logically, that apparently applies to MHI. If they wanted an accurate list, they could build one. Even if they had to contract it out, they have the funding to do so. Thus, it stands to reason that MHI’s leadership, which is demonstrably dominated by major brands, they would get or create one. Facts, evidence, and patterns of behavior all matter. That apparent MHI connected conflict of interest noted, let’s see what Rahn has to say about broader national issues, that include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce but also nonprofits, federal policies, taxes, and more. Then, let’s see what insights they hold for manufactured home professionals, investors, advocates, and others.
MHProNews will start with a look at Rahn’s biography in brief and credentials.
“Richard W. Rahn is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth,” says the Independent. Left-leaning Wikipedia says, “Richard W. Rahn is an American economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur. He is Chairman of Improbable Success Productions and the Institute for Global Economic Growth. Rahn writes a syndicated weekly economic column which is published in The Washington Times, Real Clear Markets and elsewhere.”
With that expertise in mind, now a look at some of Rahn’s headlines, subtitles, or pull quotes from the Institute for Global Economic Growth (IGEG) website this year spotlights several of his evidence- and expert-based concerns.
- “Offsetting the Misery of the U.S. Government’s Spending Disaster,” said Rahn on January 19, 2021. “Stimulus checks coupled with government-induced shortages could lead to higher rates of inflation.” 4 months later, Rahn is already proven to have been correct. Note that MHProNews raised that warning early this year in our market reports too.
- On February 1, 2021, he said: “It is rather ironic that those most active in trying to repress the freedom of speech and thought of others are most often found in the academy, high-tech information giants, and the press — or precisely those who ought to be the strongest defenders of liberty.” He said that in the context of concerns over cancels the Keystone XL Pipeline. Months later, while it is not the only driving factor, fuel prices are at their highest point in several years.
- “How an Increase in Inflation Affects the Average American,” said Rahn on February 23, 2021. “Biden administration policies are likely to cause the price of energy and many other goods and services to increase.” While claiming to help the poor, working, or middle class, the Biden-Harris agenda policies are doing the opposite of what they say, is what Rahn’s argument means. But that also applies to smaller businesses too, as the next bullet illustrates.
- March 2, 2021, Rahn began a column by saying: “One needs to be very ignorant of economics or mean-spirited to think it is permissible to tax people on real wealth losses. Yet, tens of millions of Americans are subject to such abuse each year — through the combined cruel taxes of inflation and capital gains...” MHProNews and MHLivingNews have both spotlighted how Biden’s policies are driving more communities to sell to consolidators at a record clip, per CEO Gary Shiffman at Sun Communities.
- “Biden’s Proposed Infrastructure Spending Is Wasteful, Destructive and Corrupt” said Rahn on April 5, 2021. This is where the pull quote from the MHProNews headline originates. Rahn points out how just two of the categories from his “infrastructure” bill total $195 billion (part of a roughly $2 trillion dollar proposal), which are political payoffs to the wealthy and Democratic backers. Additionally, he makes a point MHProNews recently illustrated similarly. Regarding the corporate tax hike plan, Rahn said that “Most economists’ estimates show that 70% to 100% of the corporate tax is paid for by the company workers in terms of lower real wages and benefits. (Investors can always move their money elsewhere.) A major reason for the great rise in after-tax real incomes by workers during the Trump years and the rise in the stock market stemmed from the cut in the corporate tax rate.” Before thinking that he is merely pro-Trump, last June Rahn railed against the “War on Small Business” that was launched during COVID19 lockdowns that favored corporate giants’ overs smaller firms.
So, Rahn appears to be an evidence-driven professional, as opposed to a mere political flack.
Returning to his chastising the corporate rate hike, Rahn said:
- “If Mr. Biden and company understood economic history, they would know that they are unlikely to get any real long-term increase in tax revenue from the proposed corporate tax rate increase, but they will see a fall in the growth of worker incomes. The president has also said the corporate tax rate increase would not slow economic growth — again, showing a total lack of understanding of economic history and principles — or perhaps he now believes that his own fantasies are reality.”
- On April 20, 2021, Rahn said “Corporations Pretending to Have Principles Condemn Georgia Voter Law.” He focused on 100 firms that are routinely involved in the so-called Civic Alliance, which MHProNews has highlighted in reports linked here and here. The “Real purpose of media ads was to give Democrats a virtue signal to support Biden Administration policies,” Rahn noted. But there is more than just Civic Alliance related insights. About the big business favoring U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Rahn said the following earlier this month.
- On May 4, 2021, Rahn pointed out that: “Kim Strassel of The Wall Street Journal wrote a most insightful piece published the past Friday about how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the world’s largest business federation) made a most costly blunder by wanting to appear bipartisan, rather than sticking to a principled defense of free enterprise and limited government. Ms. Strassel argues that the Chamber’s endorsement of 23 Democrats (15 of whom won) may have enabled the Democrats to control the House, where they only have a six-vote majority.” If someone needs evidence that big business is in bed with many in the Democratic party ranks, that quote is an obviously noteworthy one.
- But Rahn also noted the disconnect between what the U.S. Chamber claims, versus what they have in fact done. “These Chamber-endorsed Democrats are giving every indication of supporting higher corporate and capital gains taxes, and other measures that Speaker Pelosi and President Biden have called for that will be costly to the American business community and to the economy — in contrast to the official position of the Chamber.” Rahn continued: “Business organizations such as Chambers of Commerce that represent companies engaged in many different businesses — from mom-and-pop businesses to the very largest ones — will always have many conflicts among their members. Large companies, through their lobbying efforts, often are able to insert special tax and/or regulatory provisions in legislation or administration regulations that benefit them over their competitors or other types of business.” Think about that in the light of the years of reports by MHProNews and MHLivingNews that make it clear that regardless of what the Manufactured Housing Institute say, their policies routinely benefit the larger firms, not the smaller ones. Rahn’s terminology is different than what is linked below. But his points dovetail with the essence of the principles behind them.
- That same article by Rahn made a point previously referenced by MHProNews from Carol Roth. Namely, that larger firms can spread the cost of regulatory burdens out, while smaller firms struggle under those same regulations. Using a banking example, Rahn said this: “The big banks have large “compliance” operations to cope with the tide of regulations.” He contrasts that with “The smaller banks, with limited customer bases, are saddled with much higher cost per customer, which gives the big banks an unfair advantage. As would be anticipated, the smaller banks expect the business organizations to work against overregulation, whereas many of the big banks are perfectly happy with the status quo.” That description fits what occurred with U.S. Bank and UMH Properties in manufactured housing during the Obama-Biden administration. As if to confirm Rahn’s point, it should be noted that as this report and analysis was being drafted, that the NFIB – the National Federation of Independent Business – sent an alert to MHProNews about that group’s efforts to oppose the tax hikes, citing reasons that line up with Rahn’s. These are the same tax hikes that Biden- and Democratic backed Chamber candidates Rahn is intellectually railing against are okay with.
- Rahn explained that while he worked for the U.S. Chamber in the 1980s as their chief economist, “I had to deal with conflicts among the Chamber members — which directly or through the affiliated state and local chambers represented most of American business.” Among the principles he and the board devised to test against unfair bias favoring larger firm, “The principles were classic free-market ones — smaller government, lower taxes on labor and capital, cost-benefit analysis applied to all regulation, rule of law, protection of private property…”
- Continuing with his observations about his Chamber days: “The Chamber did lose a few members over its endorsement of the Reagan tax cuts – but it turned out to be a small price to pay.” But “During the Clinton administration, the Chamber made the mistake of getting away from principle and endorsed Hillary-Care at the behest of a few prominent members who thought they could shift the cost of their health care to the government.”
- During the Clinton years, “That endorsement [of Clinton] turned out to be a huge mistake, with the Chamber losing many members and its reputation as a principled policy organization.” He then urged that “The Chamber needs to relearn the lessons of the 1980s and go back to first principles. At the same time, it needs to build a coalition in Congress, the broad policy community, and with sympathetic media to return to limited government and free markets, rather than trying to compromise with those who have no principles.” That should beg the question. Where are the similar voices at MHI urging that organization – which vainly claims to ‘represent all segments of manufactured housing’ – to return to working with MHARR to advance policies that would benefit all sized firms, as they once did to pass the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act, prior to the dawn of the Berkshire Hathaway era? This proves MHI member Andy Gedo’s point.
- On May 11, Rahn wrote: “Mainstream Media Misinformation and the High Cost of COVID-19 Ignorance,” with the subtitle: “Ignorance about health matters can be traced to the news, which makes everything political…” He made several observations which bear mention, citing Health Care News and other sources. The graphic below is from that report.
- “Much of the ignorance about critical health matters, and notably COVID-19, can be traced back to mainstream media, which far too often misinforms and makes everything political. Scaring people sells newspapers and focuses eyeballs on the news channels.” That might have come from the Job Creators Network (JCN), Robert F. Kennedy Jr., or Dr. Joseph Mercola, who along with the tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in the Great Barrington Declaration sounded warnings against public policy on COVID19. Put differently, there are voices that span the left-right divide that are willing to speak up about what the evidence points to, as opposed to what the establishment wants promulgated. Rahn appears to be one of those sober voices.
- “Unfortunately, government officials, like the notorious Dr. Fauci, also have an interest in keeping a high level of panic,” said Rahn. “Once the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer the news lead, Dr. Fauci will disappear from the tube — poof! And he knows that — so we must wear masks forever in anticipation of the next pandemic.” As an economist, Rahn looks at data. The data he pointed to for 2020 and various health issue related deaths stated the following.
Recall that MHProNews previously highlighted the point that compared to other pandemics, COVID19 is fairly tame.
Which once more underscores the point that fear is being used to drive so-called health policy in the U.S. and in other nations too. Who is benefiting from that pattern? Big businesses and the politicians that big businesses back.
Rahn said during the video posted above, which is from just one week shy of 11 years ago, that there was an “artificial competitive advantage” being given to big banks which have implicit government banking, ‘too big to fail.’ It is unfair and counterproductive, he said. Yet, much of what he said then still applies now. What this means is that public officials are either stupid, corrupt, and/or are deliberately following policies where the outcome is predictable in advance.
In that same video clip, Rahn said that many of us [economists] think that the Federal Reserve should have been cut back or abolished. That’s a fascinating topic that merits a separate look in a future report. But what these and other points Rahn made illustrate are these.
- One, that Rahn is consistent.
- Two, that the policies he and numbers of ‘supply side’ economists support are proven time and again to work.
- For instance, something similar to the Kennedy and Reagan – a Democratic and Republican presidents – put in place drove economic growth during their terms drove growth once again in the wake of the Trump Administration tax cuts. These are facts that should not be ignored.
- These examples illustrate several things. Among them is the need to look back (at the history of a topic), then look around (to see what the current situation is), and then to draw reasonable conclusions based upon the evidence of the policies and practices that were put in place. That process is infinitely superior to mere platitudes that may sound good in a sound bite, but are in fact failures in practice…save for the benefit of those who gain from the economic disruption of others. This is where the larger firms benefit every time smaller firms, employees, and all other workers are de facto marginalized or are otherwise harmed.
In the video above, Newsmax asked, and Rahn replied to, what aspects of Obamacare were harmful to the economy and smaller businesses. The reply he is in line with fellow common-sense economist Thomas Sowell.
Additional Information, MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
While Rahn does not use the phrases, think about the Warren Buffett-style “moat,” James A Schmitz Jr’s concerns about “sabotaging monopolies,” and the “Iron Triangle” in pondering what he has described above. Rahn was warning early into the lockdowns that they would be harmful to smaller businesses, and beneficial to larger ones. See that in the download, linked here. That download of more Rahn insights includes a transcript of the video interview of him by Newsmax that was posted above.
Facts are not partisan, but they may have partisan implications.
While party labels do give some idea of a person or position, a more nuanced and thus overall sounder way of looking at politicians than mere party label is to consider this question. Is a given politico an ‘establishment’ politician who will support the agenda of big business, big media, and big tech, etc.? Or is a politician willing to take on those who wield power because they often control the levers of power?
Additionally, Rahn’s remarks underscore from a viewpoint outside of manufactured housing that are arguably useful to understand what is occurring within manufactured housing.
- Cases in point are his examples of the U.S. Chamber’s big business tilt. MHProNews and our sister site have routinely demonstrated time and again in recent years the evidence-based pattern. Given repeated and documented opportunities to respond to disprove those allegations, MHI, their corporate masters, and even their attorneys have declined to do so. Thus, the allegations stand unchallenged.
- But so too are their de facto embrace of bigger government, more regulations, and higher taxes. In several respects, points made by Rahn are similar to those made by Carol Roth.
While there may be a differences between Rahn’s expert views and those of MHProNews on free trade, that topic would bear a closer examination. Based on the analysis above, there seems to be good evidence that he is a principles- and positive-outcomes based thinker, rather than a mere partisan.
While everyone has their own style, he cites examples that support his points in a manner not unlike what others that MHProNews has spotlighted in run-up to the 2020 race.
MHProNews may circle back to Rahn’s thoughts, while leaving pros with these arguably related reports and supportive quotes from others.
Notice: While the layout of this business daily report has recently been modified, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market moving’ reports.
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business = evening of 5.20.2021
- Antitrust fight
- Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during a product launch event on October 27, 2016 in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. unveiled the latest iterations of its MacBook Pro line of laptops and TV app. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
- Apple CEO Tim Cook will make his first-ever court appearance in blockbuster Fortnite trial
- Elon Musk promises the Tesla Model S will return June 3
- Exclusive: 27-year-old behind ethereum isn’t surprised by the crypto crash
- Bitcoin bounces back but the crypto turmoil isn’t over
- Analysis: The Fed needs to get real about inflation
- Honeywell CEO warns on inflation: ‘We have to be careful’
- Store mask policies are a mess and nearly impossible to enforce
- This company wants to hire 35,000 people. Finding workers won’t be easy
- Panera cafes are getting a whole new look
- IHOP is finally ready to debut its new restaurant concept
- CNN says it was ‘inappropriate’ for Chris Cuomo to participate in strategy sessions advising brother on sexual harassment allegations
- Dead puppies and kittens reveal the dark side of China’s mystery box craze
- Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing about the quarterly CARES Act report on Capitol Hill December 1, 2020 in Washington, DC. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also testified at the hearing.
- The Fed says it might be time to think about thinking about doing something different
- The Ford F-150 Lightning is unveiled, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks about the same as the wildly popular gas-powered truck. The new truck called the F-150 Lightning can go up to 300 miles per charge, with a starting price of just under $40,000.
- See Ford’s F-150 Lightning pickup truck
- Microsoft is finally getting rid of its most-hated product
- GETTING BACK TO NORMAL
- Woman choosing a lipstick from makeup display at cosmetic counter bar.
- Lipstick sales jump over 80% as social calendars fill back up
- Bikini waxes and blowouts are making a comeback
- People are buying dresses again
- These stores are dropping face mask requirements
- People are shopping at department stores again. But don’t call it a comeback
- THE BATTLE FOR BEST CHICKEN SANDWICH
- Burger King launches a new chicken sandwich in crowded market
- Chicken sandwiches are big business. See them all
- People can’t get enough of KFC’s chicken sandwich
- Popeyes is bringing its fried chicken to Britain
- McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King heat up chicken sandwich wars
Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 5.20.2021
- Poll Shows Most Republicans Say Fauci ‘Hurt America’ More Than He Helped
- The Biden Presidency
- Bush ‘Deeply Concerned’ About US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan
- US Ends Use of 2 Immigration Jails Accused of Mistreatment
- Biden Misfires Lead to Rough Early Test of Relationship With Israel
- Democrats Mull Weakening Hefty Biden Estates Tax
- Johnson: Russia Pipeline, Other Actions Show Biden’s ‘Weakness’
- NKorea Strategy Tops Agenda at Biden-Moon Summit on Friday
- Biden’s Infusion to States and Cities Already Totals $105 Billion
- China Threatens US for ‘Creating Risks’ in South China Sea
- US, Russia at Odds Over Military Activity in the Arctic
- Biden Cautiously Contemplates Life Beyond Sweeping COVID Limits on Travel to the US
- Israel and Hamas Agree Gaza Truce after Egyptian Mediation
- Israel and Hamas will cease fire across the Gaza Strip border as of 2 a.m. on Friday (2300 GMT Thursday), an official with the Palestinian Islamist faction said, bringing a potentially tenuous halt to the fiercest fighting in decades. Israel’s security cabinet said it had…
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- Chris Cuomo Helped Craft Gov. Cuomo’s Sex Allegation Response
- In a stunning revelation of conflict of interest in and about the
- US Ends Use of 2 Immigration Jails Accused of Mistreatment
- A detention facility in Georgia where women claim they were subjected
- Feds: 18 Electronic Devices Seized From Giuliani and Firm
- Eighteen electronic devices taken during raids last month on Rudy
- McCarthy Says He’d Testify Before Bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is willing to testify [Full Story]
- Reschenthaler to Newsmax TV: Jan. 6 Commission Would Be Political Tool
- Biden’s ‘Tough on Russia’ Pledge Tossed Out Window After Pipeline Sanctions Waiver
- President Joe Biden’s promise to be “tough on Russia” appears to have
- Expert Reveals Biblical Error Has Democrats Angry
- SPONSOR: Fake news pundits are trying to censor it. Watch now
- Powell Says Fed to Issue Report on U.S. Digital Currency
- Bush Says He’s ‘Deeply Concerned’ About US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan
- Former President George W. Bush says he’s “deeply concerned” that
- Is This the Stock Market’s Future During the Biden Presidency?
- SPONSOR: Bill slams Biden a disaster!
- Maryland Repeals State Song That Called Lincoln ‘Tyrant’ and ‘Despot’
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill that repeals the state’s
- NEWSMAX PODCAST: The Hypocrisy of the Left on the Middle East
- PLUS: Newsmaxs Rob Schmitt talks to Rick Grenell
- Michael Savage Rejects Biden ‘Purge’ From Presidio Trust
- The Biden administration requested Michael Savage’s resignation from
- Andrew Giuliani to Newsmax TV: Running for Governor to Bring Change
- Andrew Giuliani, who formally announced his candidacy for
- YouGov Poll: Most Republicans Say Fauci ‘Hurt America’ More Than He Helped
- Nearly three-quarters of voters for former President Donald Trump say
- These US Restaurant Chains Have Announced They Are Closing This Year
- Chinese Authorities Order Video Denials by Uyghurs of Abuses
- China has highlighted an unlikely series of videos this year in which
- House Approves $1.9B to Bolster Capitol Security after Riot
- The House on Thursday narrowly approved $1.9 billion to bolster [Full Story]
- Kirstie Alley Says Hollywood
- Kirstie Alley Says Hollywood “Blackballed” Her for Supporting Trump
- Being a Trump supporter in the entertainment business comes with
- George W. Bush Blames Border Crisis on Congress
- Former President George W. Bush blamed the immigration crisis on
- Nervous Workers Struggle to Adjust to New Mask Policies
- An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at some retail
- Billionaire Thiel, Trump Allies Back Rumble
- A group of prominent conservative venture capitalists are backing the
- Report: BBC Reporter Used Deceit to Get 1995 Diana Interview
- A BBC journalist used “deceitful behavior” to secure an explosive
- Feds Inquiring If Gov. Cuomo Granted Family Access to Expedited COVID Tests
- Federal investigators are examining whether New York Gov. Andrew
- Ossoff Ripped Apple Despite Investing Millions, Report Says
- Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., publicly accused Apple of profiting off of
- Bernie Sanders Introducing Legislation to Block $735M Arms Sale to Israel
- Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Thursday will introduce a resolution
- Jordan: Investigation Warranted Into China, Fauci Role in Lab Funding
- Questions are still swirling about the role of the Chinese Communist
- Tebow Makes NFL Comeback, Signs With Jaguars as Tight End
- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former quarterback Tim Tebow as
- Retired Officer To Get Medal of Honor for Valor in Korean Battle
- Retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. will receive the Medal of
- Trump Announces He Got $1.2 Billion Loan
- Former President Donald Trump said that a building he co-owns with [Full Story]
- GOP Sens Bash Dems, Biden for Tepid Israel Support
- GOP Sens Bash Dems, Biden for Tepid Israel Support
- Several Republican senators slammed Democrats during a press
- US Denies Disruption of Russian Ransomware Ring
- The United States government was not behind the disruption of the
- Democrats Mull Weakening Hefty Biden Estates Tax
- The Biden administration’s proposal to dramatically expand the inheritance tax bill for wealthy Americans is running into some headwinds with Democrats on Capitol Hill, showcasing nervousness about the scope and size of elements of the White House’s ambitious tax…
- Crypto-Crash Autopsy Shows Billions Erased in Flash Liquidations
- Ford’s Big Bet: Fans of F-150 Pickup Will Embrace Electric
- S. Treasury Says Can Shrink $7 Trillion ‘tax Gap’ by 10% over Next Decade
- Don’t Fear the Taper: Fed to Dominate Treasury Market for Years
- More Finance
- COVID-19 testing may be going to the dogs. As the prevalence of antigen testing for COVID-19 declines, scientists and dog trainers around the world are harnessing their powerful sense of smell to sniff out COVID-19 infections…
- Healthy Living Helps Prevent Dementia, Even if it Runs in the Family
- Sneaky Little Ways to Burn Fat
- The Health Benefits of a Morning Walk
- Being a ‘Night Owl’ Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease
Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers
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- NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
- NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
- NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm. Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
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