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- 1. These markets had become rapidly dominated by powerful enterprises who were able to act in their own interests, against the interests of both workers and consumers.
- 2. He was able to argue that the State was the only organ that was genuinely capable of responding to social needs and social interests, unlike markets.
- 3. Mill was able to see an expanded role for the State in such legislation to protect us against powerful interests.
- 4. Markets may be good at encouraging innovation and following trends, but they were no good at ensuring social equality.
- 5. There had already been some legislation to prevent such abuses - such as various Factory Acts to prevent the exploitation of child workers.