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Argument: Govt makes longer-term investments than free markets

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Mark Pash, CFP with Brad Parker. "Progessive Economic Principles: Creating a quality economy." Progressive Economics: "There is the obsession with immediate - short-term - maximization of profits - “The Quick Buck.” Private capital and management are constantly expecting relatively quick and high rates of return. Government capital is more long-term and not profit oriented, so it works more for the benefit of society, including business. We see this clearly in the investments in infrastructure, education, research and other necessary projects. Government regulations and tax policies should always encourage more long range planning in the private sector."

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