It’s liberal markets, not businesses, that bring prosperity

Conservative Jonah Goldberg, in a column entitled Free the markets, Mr. Romney, warns against a business over markets approach.

Goldberg’s right, on both policy and political grounds: favoring particular businesses-over-liberal markets of voluntary transactions produces inefficient, middling economic results.

This is a consistent theme of libertarians, of course, but it shows the wide gap between libertarian and major-party thinking.

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