Trump’s Special Adviser Carl Icahn Comes to America’s Rescue
Carl Icahn may help shred useless regulations and get America working
By Lawrence Meyers, InvestorPlace Contributor | Jan 10, 2017
He named someone from the business world. Not just any businessman, mind you — he is the single most successful businessman in American history, one whose track record is actually superior to that of Warren Buffett.
Did you guess Dr. John Malone? That would have been a good guess. You’d be close, though. He is named Carl Icahn.
It’s a brilliant move. The announcement alone is laden with messaging. For starters, by using Carl Icahn specifically, it signals that Donald Trump wants to not only get regulation out of the way, but to tear pages out of the federal code and start a dumpster fire with them. It means that all the billions of dollars that are being wasted on compliance will be freed up to invest in business. Sure enough, Carl Icahn is not a fan of regulation:
“I really backed Donald. Number one, I think he’s smart and I think he’s one of the few people that can really shake up the establishment and stop what I consider to be almost idiocy with this overregulation.”
Second, it is another middle finger to the anti-capitalists that have been emboldened the past eight years. ..."