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Shutdown driving the debate over the role of government

The Affordable Care Act has been the main star of the government shutdown, but the conflict between Republicans and Democrats runs much deeper. The gridlock plaguing the nation might be a result of political brinkmanship, but it also has roots in the fundamental question of what role the federal government should play in people’s lives. WBEZ producer Richard Steele, Northwestern University Professor Andrew Koppelman, University of Chicago Professor Todd Henderson and WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe offer perspectives on both sides of the debate. Photo: Flickr/Emw

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