Michael Rhymer Posted almost 3 years ago Reinventing government - what would it look like? You are correct. There should be a separation of business and state clause similar to the church and state clause. Congress shall pass no law giving advantage of competition or profitability to any single business or group of businesses; nor shall they prohibit or limit the free exercise of; except in cases of monopoly or direct harm to individuals through force or fraud. In response to Tim: You are confusing equal results with equal opportunity. Individual patents are not laws passed by congress. Patents are available to all equally. Same thing for contracts. Defense is also available to all but also falls under the prevent direct harm bit.