SC Chamber of Commerce interferes in free market


By Dillon Jones | for The Nerve

What’s the difference between the terms “pro-free market” and “pro-business”? The former refers to policies that limit or remove government interference in economic activity: low taxes, fewer regulations, the absence of government subsidies, etc. The term “pro-business,” by contrast, can mean almost anything.

For the state Chamber of Commerce – as well as a number of local Chambers – it usually means more government spending; government interference in education and health care; and wealth redistributions from taxpayers to favored businesses.

Here are just a few examples of things the state Chamber has sided with big government.

at The Nerve.