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If You Want Smaller Government Youll Need a Lot More Small Business
2011 Mike Church
Hey Folks Mike Church here with Todays Church Doctrine.
When is being in small business a bad thing? How about when youve been conditioned your entire life to view business as corrupt and in need of noble and selfless Federal Overlords, to regulate and supervise them. Otherwise they will certainly poison, dismember, electrocute or gouge people. We are instructed by our state and Congressional overlords that without government babysitting, businesses will lie, cheat and thieve their way to prosperity and untold riches.
This has caused a coarsening of the American marketplace manifested in the nasty manner in which we deal with and treat the businessman. Jeffrey Tucker writes about this phenomena today in a piece titled Show Love To The Merchant Class, something that is mostly lacking in todays business world. Tucker makes the astute observation that the same Americans who mindlessly and cheerily stroll through TSA grope fests, mandatory shoe removal and nude-irradiated photography are prone to fits of anger and vitriolic outbursts aimed at business people who commit no such public acts but serve up a beer or hamburger 3 minutes late.
Tucker explains We are masters of the universe as customers and as compliant as lambs when acting as citizens. And perhaps that’s easy to understand. The government has a gun pointing at our heads. The merchant is trying to persuade us to part with our money in exchange for goods and services. One won’t take no for an answer; the other sees no as just part of daily life.
There is an old saying in business The customer is always right but in government there is no such mantra because you are not a customer and you are certainly not right.
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