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    is that, in the end, the right-wing's insistance on a "hands-off" philosophy towards the economy in politics and constitutional law alike makes very little sense.

    There is really no such thing as "getting the government out of the economy". Without the government, there would be no economy. In particular, do you think the economy could function without government providing (and paying for) a police force? The court system?

    This was a huge part of the problem with Lochner in the first place. Not only was it right-wing activism at its (least) finest, but it created this scheme of "natural" contract rights while ignoring the fact that without the government's court system, contract rights would be meaningless! So with that said, it makes little sense to say that government cannot regulate something that it itself provides.

    Dems will fight for a Renewed Deal with the American people.

    by Hoyapaul on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 10:59:29 AM PST

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