The easy way to make money is to get special political privilege. From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff.
People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.
Laying the groundwork for smaller, smarter government, especially at the federal level, is going to be tough. But it is essential for getting us back on the path to long-term prosperity.
Our elected officials would do well to remember that the most prosperous countries are those that allow consumers - not governments - to direct the use of resources. Allowing the government to pick winners and losers hurts almost everyone, especially our poorest citizens.
When you start attacking cronyism and people's political interests, it gets nasty.
The role of business is to provide products and services that make people's lives better - while using fewer resources - and to act lawfully and with integrity.
The best way to make money is to have more economic freedom, which is why we are one of the very few large companies that are consistently for it.
I studied what principles under-laid peace and prosperity and concluded the only way to achieve societal well-being was through a system of economic freedom.
In business, real jobs profitably produce goods and services that people value more highly than their alternatives. Subsidizing inefficient jobs is costly, wastes resources, and weakens our economy.
Far too many well-connected businesses are feeding at the federal trough. By addressing corporate welfare as well as other forms of welfare, we would add a whole new level of understanding to the notion of entitlement reform.
From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff.
I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington.
Subsidies and mandates are just two of the privileges that government can bestow on politically connected friends. Others include grants, loans, tax credits, favorable regulations, bailouts, loan guarantees, targeted tax breaks and no-bid contracts.
Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers.
I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.
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