September 16, 2010

The Business of Government Shouldn’t be Business

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With the unemployment rate in the United States lingering just below 10 percent and elections approaching rapidly, job creation has become Washington’s top priority. Arguing that small businesses create the most jobs, lawmakers are instituting several programs that focus on helping small businesses. The effectiveness of these policies, though, is dubious. If government wants to help the economy, which in turn would create jobs, it needs to get out of the business of helping business.