This week, Ian Bremmer answers questions submitted by readers about the rise of state capitalism and the future of the free market.
An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on states and markets.
Across the United States, Europe, and much of the rest of the developed world, the recent wave of state interventionism is meant to lessen the pain of the current global recession and restore ailing economies to health. For the most part, the governments of developed countries do not intend to manage these economies indefinitely. However, an opposing intention lies behind similar interventions in the developing world: there the state's heavy hand in the economy is signaling a strategic rejection of free-market doctrine...
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