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Governments are Terrible Businessmen
What is the role of government? Many things we can all agree on. It is there to catch and punish bad guys, stop polluters and fraudsters, put out your house if it catches fire, enforce contracts, and fix crumbling bridges, among a few other things. The one thing most people do not want the government to do is play the role of businessmen. When a business person or entrepreneur takes a financial risk, he or she alone benefits from the success and alone suffers the consequences