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Random Thoughts On Recruiting – What Government Does Well

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

It may seem like I’m getting a little off topic here, but everything that affects business affects recruiting in a big way.  Government affects business and in this day and age it has a huge impact on us all.  Today we have word on something that shows perfectly what Government does well.  Nothing.

The Governor of the great state of North Carolina just announced that she is in favor of keeping the state liquor stores in Government control.  There has been some discussion of privatizing liquor sales in NC, so private sector folks could run liquor stores.  If you have ever been in an ABC store in NC, you know that they are bare bones.  They are not nicely put together and clearly no money is spent on these operations.  Just bottles on shelves and a cash register.  Liquor, of course, is a legal drug and it is expensive.  Yet with monopoly control of the distribution of a legal drug that is expensive and spending no money on the stores, the state of North Carolina loses money selling liquor.  How is that possible?

It’s possible because the money is wasted or stolen as it is in all Government operations.  If a Government operation can’t run the liquor business and make money, isn’t it clear that they can’t do anything efficiently?  All of us in business in this country should want the Government to do as little as possible.  Protect us from enemies both foreign and domestic.  Ensure freedom to live as we want and pursue what we want.  Basiclly police against fraud and abuse.  If we empower our Government to serve us in this way and reduce its ability to do anything else, business and our way of life will be much much better.  As the Government sucks money out of the system and gets in the way of good businesses, it reduces our standard of living in all sorts of ways because they are corrupt and inefficient.

Todd Kmiec

Todd Kmiec and Associates

todd@toddkmiec.com

  1. Robert
    January 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    WOW, how refreshing to read your post. Spectacular. Thank you. Thankfully, there are enough of us that understand the evils of large, burdensome, and intrusive governments. For those that argue about capitalism’s ills, we have never had true capitalism. It’s always a mixture of some freedoms with govt controls and regulations. As a result, you get debacles like the financial industries. Are you an Any Rand fan?

    • toddkmiec
      January 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      Robert, Thanks for the commnents. I think most people ignore or are unaware of how much impact this has on our way of life. Yes, I am an Ayn Rand fan.

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