Pro-Business Vs. Pro-Markets

Spirit of Subsidy Award?

I’ve frequently corrected my progressive/liberal friends who claim that folks like me are pro-business with all of the negative things that might imply.  I’m not.  I’m pro-markets.  And those are two very different things.  Although I really appreciate much of what businesses and entrepreneurs provide for me and the rest of society at some risk, when they engage in rent-seeking behavior, I jump off the bandwagon. 

David Boaz has an interesting post on the Chamber of Commerce that makes a similar point in reference to its “Spirit of Subsidy Awards” “Spirit of Enterprise Awards”!

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