Americans generally support a free enterprise, open market economic system. We have a disdain for government control and regulations. That was one reason Donald Trump was elected president. Many of his core supporters like the idea of “government being run like a business.”
That assumes, of course, that businesses are superior ethically to government.
But that isn’t always the case, as several recent examples have dramatically demonstrated.
Big businesses are no more moral or ethical than big government. Institutional values, good or bad, can be found in any situation. And while the notion that competition tempers businesses to “do good” while the lack of competition encourages government to embrace corruption is popular, that isn’t always how it works out.
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