The U.S. cannot be run like a business


The relationship between business and government, a separation of powers no less vital than that within government itself, has become so confounded that it threatens American democracy itself. When free enterprise in an economy becomes the freedom of enterprises-as-people in a society, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, government of the real people, by the real people, and for the real people shall perish from the Earth.

Op-ed by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management

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