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Public Intervention and the Free Market

Today's program discussed the issue of educational vouchers, an issue that is rooted in a larger, ongoing debate in America.

That debate challenges whether the public sector should be expanded and improved through state intervention, or stick firmly to the capitalist credo that unbridled competition among private sectors makes for better institutions for everyone. In fact, it's the thread that runs through all the issues that have been debated in the presidential campaigns — most notably the state of the economy and access to health care.

And the follow-up question is natural: Is there such thing as a "free" market?

What do you think about educational vouchers? Should the government get involved in this way? What has your experience been?

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