The state over-regulates, taxes, and offers excuses, while free markets offer choices, competition, and solutions.
A free market demands competition. Competition ensures less waste, better quality, competitive pricing, and simultaneously creates business opportunities and jobs
How? Because they want your business and the government can't bail them out or prop them up. It encourages good business for employees and customers, alike. It embraces both individual rights, free association, and voluntary relationships - the only ethical kind.
For some reading on free market economics try the Mises Institute here, here, here, and here.
What is a free market?