Business, Government, and the Economy

The principles of laissez-faire capitalism are clear that government should not control business.  This leads some people to think that government should have no involvement in business at all; that there is, or should be, a clear, bright line separating them.  Obviously, that can’t happen.  There is a constant dance about how they interact in terms of the total economy, but they are always interdependent.  The debates being waged in Washington just indicate how complex this relationship is, and may indicate large shifts in the forces that balance them.