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  •  Protection isn't limited to (11+ / 0-)

    foreign policy.

    To quote Singer (my emphasis):

    It is common to view "the free market" and "government regulation" as opposites. This way of framing policy and legal questions suggests that regulation inevitably deprives us of freedom. But another word for "regulation" is "the rule of law." The opposition of markets and regulation makes it easy to forget that markets are defined by a legal framework that sets minimum standards for social and economic relationships.

    I think Mark's attitude here is exactly right.  I wish we spent more time talking about what we are about and less about who we're against.  

    Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

    by David Kaib on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 06:34:45 AM PDT

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