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Bailout Pits Free-Market Against Gov't Regulation

Economy

Bailout Pits Free-Market Against Gov't Regulation

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While politicians blame each other for the House's rejection of the $700 billion bailout bill, some economists warn that if the bill had passed, it would have signaled the end of the "free market" structure in the United States.

Guests:

Peter Goodman, national economics correspondent for The New York Times

Devin Foley, director of development for the Center of the American Experiment

Dean Baker, co-director and economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research