Small business myths

I’m the spouse of a small-business owner.  Heck, since my wife and I are totally financially unified,  you could even call me a small business owner.   But it is nonetheless frustrating to hear Republicans (and many a Democrat) go on and on about the importance of small business.  The truth is, it is large business that drive our economy.  Check this out (via Yglesias):

Hmmm.  Safe to say that the economies of US, UK, Germany, etc., are much better off than the much more small-business-based economies of Greece, Italy, and Portugal.  One thing we do know is that small business owners– Kim Greene aside– are a very Republican demographic.  What they are not, is the main drivers of our economic growth.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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