Reporting from Washington — What would a world without free enterprise look like? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the answer is as close as your local theater, where the "The Hunger Games" shows the perils of big government.
The dystopian future nation of Panem, in which the movie is set, highlights the dangers of a lack of free trade, innovation and competition, the business group said.
That would be economic competition, not the fight-to-the-death contest that gives the blockbuster movie its name.
"Panem is hyperbole, but it clearly shows the consequences of a society devoid of free enterprise," the group wrote Monday on its Free Enterprise website.
The allusions to current-day Washington are clear in the post from the nation's largest business group, which has clashed sharply with President Obama over sweeping new healthcare and financial regulations.