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When Government Intervention Helps (Some)

by Matt Mitchell on April 10, 2012

in Health policy

In reality, government intervention in the market often helps some private businesses (such as the big insurance companies), but these gains come at the expense of other less well connected businesses. When governments grant privileges to particular firms, they tend to undermine competition, raise prices, lower quality, and hobble innovation.

That is from my latest post at the Economic Intelligence blog over at US News.

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