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No freedom without regulation : the hidden lesson of the subprime crisis

No freedom without regulation : the hidden lesson of the subprime crisis / Joseph William Singer.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
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Almost everyone who follows politics or economics agrees on one thing: more regulation means less freedom. Joseph William Singer, one of the world's most respected experts on property law, explains why this understanding of regulation is simply wrong. While analysts as ideologically divided as Alan Greenspan and Joseph Stiglitz have framed regulatory questions as a matter of governments versus markets, Singer reminds us of what we've willfully forgotten: government is not inherently opposed to free markets or private property, but is, in fact, necessary to their very existence. Singer uses the recent subprime crisis to demonstrate: Regulation's essential importance for freedom and democracyWhy consumer protection laws are a basic pillar of economic freedomHow private property rests on a regulatory infrastructureWhy liberals and conservatives actually agree on these relationships far more than they disagreeThis concise volume is essential reading for policy makers, philosophers, political theorists, economists, and financial professionals on both sides of the aisle.
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Print version: Singer, Joseph William, 1954- No freedom without regulation
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The subprime challenge
Why a free and democratic society needs law
Why consumer protection promotes the free market
Why private property needs a legal infrastructure
Why conservatives like regulation and liberals like markets
Democratic liberty.

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