IP-12-93 (July 1993)
Author: Dennis Polhill
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Unfair Competition exists when a government or quasi-government entity takes advantage of its tax exemption and other privileges to supply private goods to the market in competition with private suppliers. Unfair Competition adversely effects all Americans. Small businesses are most vulnerable. When jobs are lost, the poor, the unemployed, and women are especially damaged. When private enterprises are replaced with less efficient government enterprises, national productivity and competitiveness are adversely impacted. When the tax base is diminished, all taxpayers are injured.