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  • Yes it should

    Because why not? The funds collected by the government go towards things such as highways, Public schools and other such public facilities that many people use on a regular basis. It also means that the stock market is regulated and we don't end up landing in a major recession like that of 2008.

  • The invisible hand

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  • Yes, they should

    If our economy crashes completely we will need help and support from our government. In the Great Depression when they lost everything and they couldn't look to their president for guidance everything started to fail even further. Roosevelt then came into power and helped get them out of their troubles. Without Roosevelt who knows how bad things could have gotten. In conclusion the government should intervene but only in situations where it is critical. Otherwise our mixed economy works efficiently and smoothly.

  • You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!

    Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old man will die, then everyone loses their minds! Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair!

  • Yes, government is the leader.

    Government intervene is always necessary, because a country need a system to run and government is the key point&leader of running the system. Government is trying to balance the economy between poverty and rich by intervening the economy. If no one is leading the economy, our economy will be a mess, for sure. In fact, there will be lots of disagreements and arguments between citizens, and nobody can make a decision. SO we need government intervene in economy.

  • You need it.

    The Government needs to intervene to keep the system working if you want capitalism to work. If the government doesn't interfere you have 1% (all the rich people) owning 90% of the wealth in the country. You may need slightly less government interference in a smaller country with a lower population.

  • Yes and No, but really It all depends!!!

    If it were all up to businesses they would find the cheapest way possible to make the products they sell to make a profit/ money. They would have bad wages, unsafe products, they would have sweat shops, (which have child labour, poor working conditions, and bad wages) they would probably have un-safe products and destroy the environment. The government should intervene a little bit. The government should set laws and regulations. The government (in Canada) taxes people to provide services such as universal health care, pension plans, un-employment insurance, bridges, air posts, Canada post, etc.) The government also stops monopolies from forming. (Monopolies are when one company makes a product such as soda and if another one sells soda, they set their prices super low almost free so the other company goes out of business or they buy them up. Then they jack up the price to recover their loses. So a normal soda now costs let's say $17. That's ridiculous!) So the government should intervene in some cases they set laws, provide a good quality of life for the people and make sure they're safe. If it is a true non corrupted government.

  • Yes but only when needed

    In general the government should have a hands off approach to the economy as long as it is running okay. This is a key part of capitalism. However if the economy becomes bad the government should step in to try to help to improve the economy if it is possible.

  • Yes the government should

    Just look at our current situation now, that should explain everything....The market sucks and unemployment is at about 7.6%....The economy can go either way it wants, now the government can which way it goes...The government controls just about everything else why not the market too and help maintain a stronger economy and job market

  • Yes.

    It depends on the context of course. The notion that government spending or regulation is never desirable, lacks evidence. There may be certain times where government intervention is not helpful, but to say it's never helpful is a broad and sweeping statement without backing. For example, government funding of science has helped scientists from NASA land a rover on Mars, which is extremely beneficial to scientific knowledge and human exploration.

  • I advocate little to no government intervention in business to benefit the economy

    The government should not have very little to no intervention to the economy. I think the whole idea that government needs to intervene betrays the trust and intelligence of its citizens to evolve business practices and attitudes to the benefit of everyone. The market determines whether a business will generate a profit and the workforce should determine whether a business practice or attitude should change, like wage as an example. Companies will adapt its product price if they are losing business to a competitor, so why shouldn't companies adapt their business practices naturally and independently if its employees decide to move to a company that has better practices and working conditions? An example of this is minimum wage, which I think shouldn't part of business. Companies should compete for both the market and its workforce by adapting what it is willing to charge for its service and what it is willing to pay the workforce providing that service.

    People should set the standard for business in the economy not the government!

    You only have to look at the situation in Singapore as an example where the market conditions dictate the wage and business regulations.

  • No No No

    The government just needs to stay out of this. They always don't know how to spend money properly and waste it on useless projects. The free market and laissez-faire is the way to go. Oo oo oo oo oo oo oo o o o o o o o o o

  • No the government is inefficient.

    The government has never needed to become involved in the economy. When you think about the great depression it was actually caused by the federal reserve which caused government intervention. When you have intervention it causes distortions in the market. Look at healthcare as a number one example. I believe that the people who own businesses know how to run an economy better than the government because there is more responsibility. It is also important to note that the economy will go up and down. The government doesn't want it to go down which causes too many distortions and in the long run will never become beneficial to the economy

  • No, Just No.

    Laissez-Faire means hands off. When the gov't did not put regulations, what happened? Businesses actually prospered. If they keep regulations, most businesses would move over to other countries such as China or Taiwan, since they do not have many regulations regarding to business. With this, people will not, in the US, have as many jobs as in China.

  • You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!

    Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old man will die, then everyone loses their minds! Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair!

  • You guys need to get your knowledge straight

    The government sounds like a nice person who might just help out with the work but they're just rich politicians. Free market economists argue that government intervention should be strictly limited as government intervention tends to cause an inefficient allocation of resources.
    Governments liable to make the wrong decisions – influence by political pressure groups, they spend on inefficient projects which lead to inefficient outcome.
    Personal freedom. Government intervention is taking away individuals decision on how to spend and act. Economic intervention, takes some personal freedom away.
    Market is best at deciding how and when to produce.

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  • NO!!! Free Markets are better!

    The government ruins everything when they try to intervene. They need to just let the economy be and everything will be alright. Some people need to open a history book and see that when the market is free, everyone is better off. Free markets are way better that an interventionist economy.

  • Hands Off Government

    They shouldn't be involved because it's my business. Who's to say what I can pay or not pay. The Government is forcing me to pay my workers. I say hands off to a more citizen free community. Let the people run it that's how America was founded and we should keep it that way.

  • Government can't run a bath!

    People forget the wise words of Adam Smith and his 'Wealth of nations'. When not interfered with, the 'invisible hand' of free markets ensures a smooth running economy. All economic problems, including inflation are solely the creation of government interference. The market will move swiftly to,punish poorly run companies and reward those well administered organizations with profits. Government lacks the ability to produce anything except corruption and stealing of money. Socialism is a wonderful system until we run out of other people's money! Leave the markets to self regulate themselves and this will provide the most freedom and prosperity to below. Involve government and their meddling the economy simply creates 'bubbles'.


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