The Merits of Free Enterprise



By Andy Puzder
Former CEO
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
Senior Fellow
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

For a moment, put aside all you’ve been told about both centrally-planned or “socialist” economic systems and free enterprise systems. Instead, think about how you would want an economic system to work if you could construct one from scratch. Who would you want such a system to benefit, and how could it best create prosperity?