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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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January 23, 2013

Design Perspectives: Book explores free markets that benefit everyone

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Every day, it seems, we wake up and see our lawmakers in a standoff, and our national government nearing a standstill. Versions of the same scenes play out in state legislatures.

On screen, most of these officeholders are talking about the economy and the need to do something. Behind the lyrics there's a chorus on the right saying the “free market” is a natural system, capable of providing almost all we need, if it is left alone. But it is in natural conflict with government, and can succeed in its mysterious and marvelous work only if government is kept severely in check.

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