Government Intervention In Private Affairs Essay

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ELCT YEAR 4/ 2015 RESEARCH PAPER

Government intervention in private affairs is always undesirable. Do you agree?

Lim Tong, Denise
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Government intervention in private affairs can be seen as interference in someone’s private choices or as a safety precaution to prevent citizens from dangerous activities. Intervention can be defined in many different forms. The government has the authority to implement regulatory actions in order to interfere with decisions made by individuals or groups regarding social or economic matters. However, these actions also include those that intervene in private affairs, choices and decisions belonging to the individual or group that is involved in the issue. An
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