by Connor D. Wolf
A list of the worst examples of unfair government competition was released Thursday by a group hoping to bring attention to the problem.
The list by the Business Coalition for Fair Competition was designed to help bring attention to what they view as egregious examples of unfair government sponsored competition. Additionally they hope to influence lawmakers to end policies that cause such government overreach to occur.
BCFC argues that privately owned companies that rely on profits from consumers often have trouble competing with government agencies or groups receiving subsidies that produce similar products or services, but don’t have to rely on consumers to stay in business. The group also argues that by not having to rely on customers, these agencies or groups will often produce substandard products and services that pose a danger to the consumer such as flawed technology endangering the military and bad infrastructure projects in towns and cities.