A new survey shows how small business owners perceive their state and local governments in terms of
It's not a terribly shocking finding.
When you put too many regulations, fees and other factors in on top of the entry into the market, you're likely to have fewer small businesses and, thus, less economic competition against large corporations, thus limiting the potential for prosperity to naturally divide itself more amongst the public.
Now, another important factor that goes into promoting economic growth, it seems, are wages and salaries paid to employees of the companies. Small businesses can have small revenue streams or smaller net profits which then inhibit their abilities to pay their workers more. I think that having a baseline wage is important, although having it be a living wage may be less important, especially for low-skilled labor. When the profit margins kick in past a certain point, it stands to reason that the workers should get a share of those larger profits because they produced them through their labor. That's why I'm more in favor of a lower minimum wage with mandatory profit sharing schemes that are rigged in such a way that growth is always possible for a company, but they have to kick sometimes significant percentages of those profits down amongst their workers so that wealth doesn't just get concentrated in the hands of a few, and that all people can get an opportunity to either live life or start a business of their own.
No business person truly loves competition. That's a bald-faced lie, and everyone should be aware of that. It's also a lie that wealth will naturally "trickle down" under laissez-faire management of the economy. You need something to pump the blood up from the feet of the social body. Otherwise, all blood will rush to the lowest point of the body, and the entire body will die as it consumes itself over a violent struggle for resources and life of its individual members. In short, laissez-faire is neither economically healthful, nor socially or environmentally sustainable as a model in practice. That has been demonstrated every time it has been used throughout the history of this country, whether it was during the late 19th and early 20th century or throughout the late 20th century and into the early 21st century. These are the facts, like it or not. And it is only the persnickety lies of a few business people and their ideological cohorts that make it be this way in practice.
It's just greed, and we're all going to die because of it.
ALL of us.
Even the businesspeople and investors.
Think about it.