This question was given to our class and we are to have a discussion in class. I am unable to grasp what he means. I really want to be able to provide my group with information so that we can get a good grade. Sadly I was chosen as the leader and must give my members the information we are to talk about. Can anyone please help?
why is it that so many Americans are unaware of the intense intertwining of government and the economy--of the public and private. How often have you heard it said that the government should keep out of running private businesses? or that government should stay out of trying to manage the economy that the private businesses, for example, are completely on their own and do not rely on the public sector at all?
But all private businesses do not succeed through private effort alone. Their goods and customers get to them on streets paid for by tax payers and designed an built under government supervision. The water in their sinks and bathrooms is available, clean and safe because of the government. Their employees are trained and educated in the governments public schools paid for by the tax payers. their customers have a reasonable amount of faith they wont become sick or injured by their food or products because the government regulates and tests food and drugs for purity and safety. the commercial law code is the creation of the government and the governments courts enforce the contracts signed between businesses and their customers and between businesses. Private property itself is a government program- a set of rights and obligations defined and enforced by law. the very money - legal tender - that businesses handle is the creation of the government. the government provides police and fire protection funded by the taxpayers. The freedoms that businesses enjoy are protected by the governments army, navy, air force, marines, and coast guard - all at public expense.