The flaw in the foolish notion that “government should be run like a business” is that government is not a business. The purpose of government is manage the affairs to the state and the polity, not to make and sell a product.
Llewellyn King suggests that Donald Trump is the logical outcome of said notion.
Trump’s view of the presidency as a proprietorship, the wholly owned property of the CEO, is seen in his actions and even more in his frustrations. If he were sitting atop a giant corporation, his word would be law; he could hire and fire at will, dictate a course of action and maybe retract it. The boss gets what the boss wants, particularly if it is a privately held outfit, like the Trump real estate empire.
Clearly, Trump thought that was what he would do when he took over the United States. His attempts to govern by fiat illustrate that frustration.