Don’t blame capitalism for problems created by corrupt politicians

Contrary to the letter from Mary McBee, printed in The Des Moines Register on 1/15/2020, free market capitalism and respect for honestly earned private property have done more than anything in all of history to lift billions of people out of poverty. Yes, there have been and will be abuses by businesses as long as governments can give preferential treatment to favored groups. We must be forever vigilent in our work to stop those abuses. Capitalism is not the problem. Crony capitalism and corrupt, immoral politicians are the problems.

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