The Role of Government in Tough Economic Times

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With California's economy in a tailspin and a budget shortfall of $35 billion, the government is cutting back. The reductions come at a time when increasingly large numbers of Californians are losing their jobs and their health insurance, creating an even greater need for a government safety net. The state's massive budget gap also means that education, road construction and other services are getting cut, services which could spark economic recovery. What is the role of government when times are tough? We get three distinct views from an economic advocate for the poor, a free-market economist and a political scientist from UC Riverside.
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