Free To Choose 1 November 2013

Kopfende Haßloch (Mapping the German) Jürgen Brügger & Jörg Haaßengier

 Programme 2: Free to Choose

That capitalists seek the disengagement of the state from free market operations might be a common misunderstanding. On the contrary, corporations need the state to set rules and conditions in their favour. Large public commissions are a safe business. The number of lobbyists bustling around the offices of parliamentarians and functionaries in Washington or Brussels shows this mix of public and private interest. The programme reflects on the notions of efficiency and optimization, and asks how much citizens and consumers nowadays are ‘free to choose’ —if they want to choose.


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