Originally Posted by son_of_siggy
Same could be said for half the lending institutions, a good chunk of hospitals, a number of major auto manufacturers, a portion of small businesses that take advantage of tax incentives, a BIG heap of American farms, a nice segment of the american tech sector that stays competitive only because we put tarrifs on imported tech goods etc. etc. etc.
The government props up so many businesses and industries yet we find it easier to focus on small potatoes like Tesla . . .
Mostly, true, but only because the government GETS IN everyone's business. If it stayed out of most industries and let true market capitalism work, more business would stay in business.
In the case of Tesla, the only reason it will stay in business is because the government has some ridiculous notion that CO2 is killing the planet and is promoting electric automobiles as a countermeasure.