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It's because historically our society has treated businesses, their leaders, and the free market as churches, priests, and God, respectively. They've brought us much wealth and power, but putting restraints on them or getting in their way at all are cardinal sins in American politics. Politicians can take bribes and then package the resulting deregulation with euphemisms like "small government" and "supporting the free market". The most brilliant part is how they serve huge corporations, but then sell their actions as supporting all (read: small, too) businesses, even when they don't.

seems like the antithesis of small government to have it explicitly bar itself from providing free services helping its citizens pay for said government. the latter should be as seamless as possible given that failure to comply results in adverse government intervention.

Small indie companies, like Blizzard.

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