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That's what's really going on, it's a great way to make some quick money. But if you were to ask the standard free-market ideology side of it can always be mustered - "we're just trying to get the pesky and inefficient government out of markets so they can 'function better'", despite the efficacy such claims proving incredibly dubious over the last few decades and even more doubtful when empirically tested [1].

[1] http://www.amazon.com/The-Misbehavior-Markets-Financial-Turb...

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