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Keeping Business Honest

Daily Steve Wrote: May 23, 2012 10:33 AM
I remember my parents talking about that. Thanks for mentioning it, they're both gone now and I appreciate when something comes up to remind me of our time together.
Instinctively, we look for people's motives. We need to know whom we can trust and whom we can't. We're especially skeptical of business because we know business wants our money.

It took me too long to understand that business's desire for profit is a good thing. To get our money, businesses -- if they can't look to the government for favors -- need to give us what we want. Then they must make continuous improvements and do it better than the competition does.

That competition is enough to protect consumers. But that's not intuitive. It's intuitive to assume that competition isn't...