Mike1825 Wrote:
Aug 12, 2012 1:18 AM
With all due respect to your interpretation of economics, the government is the source of tax rates, national fiscal policy, and regulatory issue all of which directly affect the opportunity for the free market to develop wealth in America. All of those things are contributory to (or deleterious to) GNP and wealth. And while the government jobs that you seem to hold in low esteem may not produce a direct profit they do form the system by which we initiate and control our rules of law and commerce so that our citizens have reasonable opportunity to earn wealth, so it is reasonable to posit that they do indeed contribute to our GNP even if indirectly.