Good article which holds a lot of truth. However, your article suggests that it is the desires of big business which leads government officials astray when the reality is the exact opposite. Remember who has the law making and regulatory power here: it is the government which can bring the hammer down on business for not toeing the line. So business lobbies hard to mimimize the damage that socialist governing does, and ends up giving away much of their autonomy in the process. The end result is the same: government gets more control and select businesses gets favorable treatment, but at a large cost. These business leaders have copped out, taking the cowards route in acquiescing to government control for being protected from true competition. This is why free enterprise has not existed in this country for a very long time and the main reason our economy is now in such sad condition.