This could also be filed under quote-of-the-day:
Businesses do not desire free markets. Businesses desire profits. Sometimes free markets yield profits. Sometimes big government yields profits. Take private equity shops. Some of them may resist regulations or taxes on themselves, but taxes and regulations can–and do–drive privately-held companies to sell out.
That was from Tim Carney, author of the new book “The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money.”
It was used to explain the lobbying and philanthropic behaviors of ne’erdowellers such as George Soros, whom seemingly benefit from free-markets, yet have an affinity for supporting social democrats and their redistribution schemes.