Government Intervention

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Improving the lot of the working poor is not as simple as pushing a button. People are raised out of difficult working conditions over time through savings, investment, and innovation.

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#19 – “Big Government Is a Check on Big Business”

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Market failure, thought a slippery concept, does not necessarily call for government intervention. On the contrary, markets are better than political institutions at minimizing the frequency and severity of poor decision-making.

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