Corporations not so pure

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According to Grant Shaw (Reader Input, May 3), “The free market economy (including big corporations) is more trustworthy than government.” Does this include Enron? Goldman-Sachs? Bernie Madoff? BP? It’s the free market that brought us the sins of these entities, including the oil spill in the gulf. I expect the opinion pages will be littered with letters blaming Obama for the BP debacle. The government will get the blame for not responding fast enough or well enough to fix a massive mistake caused by the greed and incompetence of private enterprise. Incompetence is not limited to government. I personally have had more trouble with big companies than any government service. J. STEVE BENNETT, Newcastle