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Publication Date: May 1977

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Milton R. Copulos

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Business (Business and government)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


An issue which may come before the 95th Congress is the problem of government competition with industry. In many instances, the government is actually producing goods and services which could easily be produced in the private sector at a lower cost. Therefore, there is no overwhelming reason for the government to be in the business of competing with private enterprise.