The only way out of this mess is to return to the growth policies that nurtured the boom of the 1980s. The circumstances aren't the same... But the principles are the same: Encourage businesses to expand, rather than government; let markets allocate capital, rather than politicians; liberate entrepreneurs by reining in the regulatory state.
Putting politics aside, I read this paragraph and was bothered by the stylistic choices. "let markets allocate capital, rather than politicians" is messy and inefficient. "Politicians" and "markets" should be paired in close counterpoint.
To recast the thing, I build a stronger sentence with the help of one passive construction... thus:
Encourage the expansion of businesses, not government; let capital be allocated by markets, not politicians; give more freedom to entrepreneurs, not regulators.
To me, such moments justify the new rule I will introduce to my fall writing class at NYU:
DON'T NEVER USE THE PASSIVE VOICE.