Filed under: Politics, Economy, Freedom, Capitalism, Law, Regulation | Tags: Free Markets / Free People, Federalism: States Rights, Local Control
It is easier to change regulations imposed by a community, a county, or a state than it is to deal with the federal leviathan. Not that it always works, but it is easier to see the results of regulations locally. And if the imposition of regulation is too dire, you can pick up and move to another state where the market and the people are more free.
The free enterprise system is the on-ramp to economic progress and rising incomes. A Heritage Foundation study on economic progress around the globe finds clear and compelling evidence that the poor are always and everywhere better off in those countries that are economically free countries than in nations that are not free. If we judge society by how well it serves the poor, then free enterprise is far and away the greatest anti-poverty program known to man. (Stephen Moore: Who’s The Fairest of Them All )