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private enterprise

Something that one pursues, often illegally, as a means to personal gain. Did you hear that she's started dabbling in some private enterprise and selling things on the black market?
See also: enterprise, private
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Includes rent paid by private enterprises to government.
After 1929 when private enterprises and free markets yielded the Great Depression business largely shifted to advocate massive government interventions to fix" the broken economy (as it does again today).
In the case of private enterprise, physical security has a 7.1% increase for the one increase of utility support.
With these laws, the government's control over cotton yarn was abolished; private enterprises could raise capital by issuing stock; capital-intensive enterprises received tax relief; foreign and Chinese business interests could now freely invest in Taiwan's market economy; and landowners could easily own and manage industrial and commercial businesses.
I believe history will show that the golden age of the free market and private enterprise was nothing more than a self-serving period of worshipping at the feet of false golden idols and we the people will be paying the price for years to come.
Other featured speakers included Jacques Gansler, vice president of research, University of Maryland and Roger Lipitz chair in public policy and private enterprise, and former under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics; and Dr.
What is not discussed, however, is precisely how this essentially private enterprise will even remotely resemble a public space, or how permeable the site will be once the large auditorium lands in the middle.
We started out believing the North needed a voice: a publication that would celebrate community building, wealth creation and a spirit of private enterprise in Northern Ontario.
Accountability is important, but in our system of private enterprise those in charge should be exercising it.
That's not counting losses from work absenteeism, premature deaths and treatment for related disabilities--all of them huge public and private enterprise costs.
In a letter to the four national party leaders, Imagine points out that "Charitable and nonprofit organizations are the cornerstones of our communities, acting as key partners to government in ensuring the best quality of life for Canadians." The letter says that the sector which "fills the gaps between government and private enterprise" is faced with heavy workloads, increased service demands, and shoe-string operating budgets.
Prevailing ideas like: God is on our side; the market is rational; culture and intelligence are relative; astrology is harmless fun; mass sentimental hysteria is emotional maturity; private enterprise is what makes a country prosperous and successful; and there is no such thing as reality are examined in the context of western culture.
To address that, let's look at the playing field and the "rules." The advanced economies of the world came to the conclusion that it isn't appropriate for governments to compete with private enterprise (governments always win that contest) and have devised a set of rules to play by for those who sign up.
"The thesis of the reindustrialization project: that there needs to be a new monopoly agreement, a rapprochement between Big Government, Big Business, and, as a sensible addition, Big Labor, so that the rest of us can be harnessed to a centrally planned, smoothly humming economy which, through some delirious misuse of language, will be called free private enterprise or capitalism."
At the heart of this optimism of mine is the virtually worldwide acceptance of the power of private enterprise. Private enterprise is not perfect but does seem to have two particular merits.
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