As for making decisions on real world judgement, half the point of the posts made contrary to your opinion could be summed up by saying that you should be more open minded and broader read in your information gathering (moreso the former). I realise you will counter by stating you are broad and open minded but I would counsel that you reconsider. Unless you believe that all who post contrary to your opinion are fools or misinformed then it is highly likely you need to re-evaluate your approach.
A brief googling brings up names like Einstein but I'm sure you wouldn't value his contributions in this discussion about business. It's a bit like asking how many tee totalers have made a business selling alcohol.
If you're talking politics then I believe that is one area severely under regulated, moreso than any bank.
See I avoid arenas covered with people who claim that their opinion is unquestionably right and that everyone else is a fool. I've rarely found much wisdom there.
Discuss hr and I may be of more service but km guessing you have no management experience and are postulating from your arm chair. If not then please do tell me how your free market will lead to a more productive workforce considering your espousing the kind of ideas that means their job security is lessened quite a lot.