Government intervention is required to give everyone a chance to be free. The "freedom" capitalists love to talk about is only for a minority of the population. Leaving a society to their own devices leads to chasms and elites that only benefit a few people at the top.
So yes, more government intervention is more freedom net total.
We wouldn't need intervention if the human nature was altruistic. But alas, it's the opposite.
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