Why Free Enterprise Is Important
Just as America requires protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the American Dream requires the protection of free enterprise—the ability for humans to apply their knowledge, skills, innovation and elbow grease to start businesses, make new products, and ultimately create wealth and jobs that fuel progress for all.
“Capitalism” is frequently attacked by a fringe political philosophy in the United States and Europe, but free enterprise has been the cornerstone of the most powerful, impressive and positive economic growth the world has ever seen—all while granting anyone with a dream and focus the ability to change the world.
This website from the Free Enterprise Alliance includes foundational materials that make the intellectual argument for why we are all better off when small businesses and entrepreneurs run the economy and why, as one of our nation’s Founding Fathers said, the government is best which governs least. That means America needs smart regulation, not more regulation. It needs laws that allow for fair play, not for the government to play referee and act as a competitor. It needs free enterprise—not government planning.
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