• Romney, a Management Consultant to Believe In
Michael Kinsley, Bloomberg Capitalism |Syndicated | Perry’s great claim is to have created a million jobs in Texas, 54,600 of them through a state program that gives subsidies to promising companies. Perry noted in the debate that 75 percent of these companies are not even campaign contributors. How does Perry reconcile this with his alleged deep belief in free markets -- he claims to be a disciple of Ayn Rand -- and how does he distinguish it from similar subsidies provided by the Obama administration, which he criticizes bitterly? Why does he think such a program can even work?