Q&A on "The Illusion of Free Markets" with Bernard Harcourt

Laissez faire and mass incarceration: How could these possibly go together? Surprisingly, they have and they've been joined at the hip for a long time...

It is widely believed today that the free market is the best mechanism ever invented to efficiently allocate resources in society. Just as fundamental is the belief that government has a legitimate and competent role in policing and punishing. The result, in this country, has been an incendiary combination of laissez faire and mass incarceratio
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