Monday, January 21, 2013

Freedom, not Regulation

I believe in fair and free trade with nations that treat us with the same, or essentially similar rules and that have our own national interests at heart.  That's why I support the trade embargo on Communist Cuba and North Korea and greater restrictions on Communist China.

Now I see that Japan is moving to help it's own economy by nationalizing factories to save certain industries.  I don't think this is a good idea for many reasons.  Japan has excellent businessmen and would be better off providing more freedom for their people.  Their business climate is highly regulated and they should allow their people to unleash their ability to innovate and improve new and existing products.

I don't want a trade war with Japan.  I don't want America to nationalize our industry.  I want the USA to do what I have recommended to Japan.  We need greater freedom.  Cut red tape, reduce the number of agencies that regulate business, make government a partner in the success of business rather than an adversary.  We need to unleash the creative American potential and quit destroying our own businesses.  Laws against discrimination in hiring, and promotion, sexual harassment and equal opportunity actual work against society by requiring companies to focus on matters unrelated to their core competencies.  If companies can focus on their work, they will by and large do the right thing; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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