What?! "Free Enterprise?! Are you referring to "Laissez Faire Capitalism" http://www.importanceofphilosophy.com/Politics_LaissezFaire.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laissez-faire
Surely you are not suggesting Adam Smith's "unseen hand"
Adam Smith published An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations in 1776
and is the first book (other than Animal Farm" budding young economists are supposed to read.
Here it is, for free http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN.html
Now some would argue that "natural forces" of the best use of Capital have driven manufacturing overseas (and drafting, call centers, etc) but they forget that since government interference for the last 100 years here and overseas since WWII (and since Nixon went to China) have resulted in a "not level" playing field.
Some reactionaries claim President Obama is responsible for this "picking winners" but he didn't invent it. Problem is, he is so inept, these actions get above the radar. He lacks experience AND in all fairness to the c****e-Libs, the kind of access to information and its dissemination nowadays thanks to internet and talk radio is vastly superior nowadays to what every President prior to Bush2 had to deal with. So the microscopical anal exam is turned up higher than anything anyone has had to deal with to date. Every President since FDR has done it. But the Press wasn't Free.
OK, so now that I've been fair and balanced, yes. If USA allowed trade, commerce, business and industry to have a free hand and obey natural laws here in America, the economy would take off like a rocket and we could once again dominate the world marketplace. Those Chinese wouldn't know what happened.
But we can't make headway against too much government regulation and compliance costs. Which reminds me, have you taken your yearly sexual harassment class, the OSHA class, filled out all the forms every damned day for everything so as to use the Power of documentation and CYA to keep the lawyers at bay?
I rest my case.