The Myth of the 'Free Market' and How to Make the Economy Work for Us

September 17, 2013

One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) is that the "free market" is natural and inevitable, existing outside and beyond government. So whatever inequality or insecurity it generates is beyond our control. And whatever ways we might seek to reduce inequality or insecurity—to make the economy work for us—are unwarranted constraints on the market's freedom and will inevitably go wrong.

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