Capitalism, as a concept, is a free market economy with no government involvement or coercion and only the rights of the individuals are protected by government (and in a free market, that is the right of the consumers and the producers).
Crony Capitalism is this idea that somehow coercion and regulation and government involvement still equal capitalism, but now it’s just a crony version of it. And I think this phrase not only a contradiction, but it also gives ammunition to capitalism’s opponents.
This latter is not crony corporatism or crony capitalism. It is, for all intents and purposes, Fascism. It is government allowing for the disguise of private property and private capital to be maintained and controlled by individuals, but the government is still in control of the property, regulating the property, taxing the property, regulating capital, and taxing capital which infers government ownership of property and capital. This is Fascism. Fascism is a mixed-economy, neither socialist nor capitalist.
Get rid of he phrase Crony Capitalism. Call it what it is.