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Deregulation

First of all, let's get something straight. There is no such thing as deregulation. Every single economy in the world is supported and sustained by massive government involvement. The "free market" wouldn't last five minutes without it. When corporations and their mouthpieces talk about deregulating an industry, what they really mean is that they want to change the regulations, not eliminate them. Through every "deregulation," the government has been involved after as well as before. The real question is: on whose behalf does the government get involved?

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