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  •  The government is merely an integral (0+ / 0-)

    player within the market.

    A market doesn't exclude government, it necessitates government even.

    And the way policies have been since Reagan have actually been redistributive UPWARDS! Because the government, the very nature of its regulatory power, enables the stability and trust in the market with its laws.

    There's a major distinction between "planned economy" and "market economy with associated regulations and taxation to offset inequalities".

    Of course the nature of a central bank is to steer and plan the economy in a way, but the underlying mechanism generally tends to be the free enterprise market system.

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