My bias :)
Henry Ford is a great example. He did not invent the automobile. But he came up with a method to manufacture them inexpensively. Over several decades he created jobs for millions of people (are you listening Congress?). His vision shortened work days and raised the standard of living. He paid assembly line workers more money than his competitors, more money than union scale, provided his employees with a higher standard of living, provided his employees the means to purchase goods that were not available to them in the past; such as those made by Westinghouse, his good friend Thomas Edison, and many others. Ford also provided the mechanism for many other businesses to be created such as Ford suppliers, thousands of Ford Dealers, service stations, independent garages, after sales part makers and parts stores, insurance companies, etc., etc. Ford did this. Without Ford a lot of people would not have the opportunity to live a better life. And because it happened in America, he was able to pass his wealth and the company to generations of Fords. He also trained all his employees. Even today, Ford Motor Company spends millions and millions of dollars each year training and educating Ford employees. They provide tuition reimbursement to Ford employees who wish to continue their education, in addition to many other benefits. Henry Ford did this. Without him, millions would have been worse off. And he did it for only one reason... to make money.
Copyrights are man-made. They are immoral. They take property away from those who created them. The author should be able to do whatever they want with their property. It is theirs. Actually they can pass the rights on to others. The only time a copyrighted material should go into the public domain is if the owner dies intestate.
National defense should be paid equally by each American citizen. Each citizen gets the same benefit, assuming we do not use our military for something besides protecting our borders from foreign invaders. National transportation should be private, or if run by the government be funded only by those who use it.