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Business just can't do without government

Governments provide security, justice, property rights, and contract enforcement, all of which are essential to a market economy.

SYMBIOTIC LINK: Saying that governments should get out of the way and let the private sector do its thing is like saying that air traffic controllers should get out of the way and let pilots do their thing.


THE Nobel laureate economist, Paul Krugman, once quipped that "Canada is essentially closer to the United States than it is to itself". After all, most of its citizens live in a narrow band along the more than 3,000-mile-long border. Most Canadians live closer to more Americans...

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