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During the Energy Forum I heard comments about how quickly MDU in North Dakota was able to get the building of their new refinery permitted. It took just a few months.
I could not help but sadly reflect upon the almost certain knowledge that were they to build that same plant just a few miles across the border in Montana, it would still be unpermitted. They would be looking at years, not months, to get the government's blessing, as well as having to spend millions of dollars on red tape and legal challenges.
Here's why the very popular alliance commonly called "public-private partnerships," or why excessive control of business by government, are not good in terms of maintaining a level playing field in the market or preserving our economic liberty:
General Electric, Co. has been quietly informing gun shop owners that the company will no longer be providing lending services to them, the Wall Street Journal reports.... "GE is at least the second big financial firm to retreat from the gun business following the school shootings, which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six adults in December."
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