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Winners like Goldman and Enron?

The government can help by protecting productive concerns from the thieves and pirates. Those "winners" can go to hell.

I'm not sure how you saw this sentence: "Washington likes to take money away from the winners and give it to the incumbent losers that bribe lawmakers." and thought that Goldman was an example of the former rather than the latter.

"and thought that Goldman was an example of the former"

Clearly you didn't see where the AIG bailout money went to at the time, courtesy of then U.S. Treasury secretary Hank Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs.

Unfortunately, the government has just as strong a history of protecting the thieves and pirates from competition as it does protecting others from them. Goldman and Enron are possible because of government intervention in their favor.

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