It’s hardly “free” enterprise if the public pays for it

Letters to the editor

[Forum] To answer Robert Findley’s question (Forum, Coast Community News edition 230), it is the nature of private enterprise to maximise profits by minimising expenditure, and then to go begging for government handouts when things eventually go pear shaped due to their inefficient operations.

As an example, just look at Holden.
Industries deserve protection only for so long.
If they cannot stand on their own two feet after a while, then they don’t deserve to be in business.
Is that not the very model of free enterprise?
It is ironic how those who champion the latter are amongst the first to demand the former.
It’s hardly “free” enterprise when the public ends up paying for it.

Email, Feb 25
Dave Horsfall, North Gosford