Talk:Free Enterprise

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Please, unions are not contrary to Free Enterprise, they represent a recognition by workers that labor is a commodity and so they attempt to establish a way to effectively market labor. SteveSpagnola 01:33, 17 November 2012 (EST)

Like other anti-competitive behavior, unions that demand mandatory membership as a condition of employment at unionized companies -- as occurs in Democrat-controlled states -- are an interference with free enterprise.--Andy Schlafly 07:41, 17 November 2012 (EST)
This edit not only adds the claim that unions are contrary to free enterprise, but it also puts a different spin on the role of government regulation (or even voluntary self-regulation.) There is a large body of economic scholarship on the question of regulation and when it is needed. The article can introduce the concept of markets, market failure, and when regulation is or is not appropriate. The current text strongly implies that government regulation is always bad and is always a drag on the economy. Wschact 08:57, 17 November 2012 (EST)
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