How Much Government Involvement Should there be in Free Markets? Within the United States, as in other democracies, the government is elected to protect the interests of the American people. The United States government also provides many levels of services to those that can not afford to pay the price of free market goods and services. The government also steps in when the free market fails, for example the recent increase in jobless Americans. Jobless Americans are now being paid by the government through unemployment and not through a private sector job. The free market economy within any capitalistic country sets out to make as much money as possible, while abiding (sometimes loosely) by rules enforced by the government. These rules...The end:
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