Arnold Kling, do Econlog, fez este comentário ao mencionar o empreendedorismo político (entenda-se rent-seeking) da General Electric, cujo CEO foi indicado pelo Presidente Barak Obama para o President's Council sobre Emprego e Competitividade:
By the way, I hate the term "competitiveness." One of the main goals of an economics course should be to teach the difference between comparative advantage and absolute advantage. One key result is that there is always comparative advantage, and hence no such thing as the absence of competitiveness. No government fix is required, because nothing is broken.