Iby Martin Stewart-Weeks
t is instructive in these unpredictable times to consider the answer to a simple question: Is
government part of the solution or part of the problem?
For some, the answer is easy. Governments around the world intervene to save the banking
and insurance systems, bail out car makers, cut taxes, and pump cash into the pockets of
consumers to refloat the imploding retail and housing sectors. So the answer is pretty straightforward.
Not only is government part of the so