Pat Slattery, of the Free Market Project, ha come-up with an economic analogy that may answer this question. After reading this excerpt, you can enjoy the rest of the article here.
In the first scenario–a fair race with known rules–you would probably decide to run it.
In the second scenario–the one with unpredictable government interference–you’d be out of your mind to run it.
Is there any question why economic growth is sluggish?