People who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity should be disturbed by what they heard last week, argues John Stossel. The GOP candidate painted himself as a big government man. "Regulation is essential....Every free economy has good regulation." He added the obligatory, "Regulation can become excessive," but showed no sign of understanding that free competition—unrestricted by government monopolistic privilege—is the best regulation. Nothing better protects consumers and workers than free choice in a competitive marketplace.
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