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Government's Place in the Market

In the few short years since Wall Street took down the U.S. economy, popular sentiment has turned against government regulation. But Eliot Spitzer contends that markets run better with government help, and unregulated capitalism tramples our core values. As part of the Ideas Matter lecture series, a joint project of Boston Review and MIT’s Department of Political Science, Spitzer will discuss his views in a talk starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in Wong Auditorium.

Simon Johnson, the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of 13 Bankers, will introduce Spitzer, the former governor of New York and host of CNN’s In the Arena. Spitzer’s recently published first book Government’s Place in the Market, will be available for sale.

The Ideas Matter lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshment will be served. For more information visit

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