Jack Lawrence Luzkow
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Rethinking the state
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The Great Recession of 2008 and its aftermath alerted us to the dangers of an unfettered and unregulated market. Deregulating and liberating the market from a regulating state has proven to be debilitating, reminding us that a state that regulates too little can be as dangerous as a state which regulates too much. Those who wield political power know that social inequality does not just happen, nor is it the inevitable result of the freeing of markets. Ironically, as the state has become deregulated and privatized, especially in the Anglo-American world, it has also showered more favors than previously on the corporate world, which is the biggest beneficiary of both deregulation and privatization. The privatization of the state means a further receding of the public sphere, and a shedding of the responsibilities of the state toward our collective welfare.

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