Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Enterprise: The Concept of the Corporation Chapt 1

Drucker’s definition of Free Enterprise is pretty straightforward. It has four elements:

Governments set the rules of the economy but usually don’t participate by running businesses

Governments can operate natural monopolies or operations needed for national security;

Productive Resources owned privately;

Corporations competing in Markets and Market forces determine business decisions.

(Second one, about natural monopolies, seems less elegant than the others as it seems a pragmatic statement that acknowledges the state of affairs rather than states a basic principle of the economy.)

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