Laissez Faire

When someone says they believe in the free enterprise system, they are not telling you they believe in privately operated businesses. They are mean that the government should not regulate corporations in any way. They should be free to harm, cheat, gouge and lie to their customers without restraint. They should also be allowed to pollute, drive species extinct and endanger the public without liability. For example, it should be the job of the government to compensate harm and clean up oil spills, but not make any regulations to prevent them.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)