Big business loves big government

Downsize DC
by James Leroy Wilson

05/05/08

Politicians tell us that government protects the people from the cut-throat practices of Big Business. But in truth, Big Government is in bed with Big Business. If I were CEO of a major corporation — let’s call it the Big Widget Corporation — I would love Big Government. That’s because I could: * lobby Congress to subsidize the widget industry, explaining how vital widgets are to the economy. * lobby for tariff protection against imported widgets. This will allow my company to gouge American consumers with higher prices. * lobby for regulations that would drive my smaller competitors out of business. But what is good for the Big Widget Corporation’s shareholders isn’t necessarily good for the American taxpayers, who must pay for this special treatment...

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Why have governments?

from Reason to Freedom
by Peter Namtvedt

05/05/08

For what reason do cities, states and nations each require leaders with special powers to rule over them? It matters not how they are selected, by popular vote or an electoral college, whether the national leader is chosen by the people or by parliament. Why do we keep letting them restrict our liberties? Why do we put up with the huge burden they impose, economically, through taxes, the cost of regulations and harassment?

//www.reasontofreedom.com/why_have_governments.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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