D.W. MacKenzie

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Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons

The Affordable Care Act contributes to an already unsustainable situation

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 by D.W. MACKENZIE

The ACA (Obamacare) creates more open-access commons in healthcare, which will result in overconsumption and push the United States more quickly to insolvency.

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Debt-Ceiling Crises: Imagined and Real

A lot of the talk about the debt ceiling amounts to fearmongering

OCTOBER 10, 2013 by D.W. MACKENZIE

If the U.S. government wants to get serious about paying the next few months' bills, the President could start by selling some assets. The long-term problems are another matter.

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Profits Are the Only Business of Business

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 by D.W. MACKENZIE

Forty-three years ago today Milton Friedman published his article "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits." It is to Friedman's credit that most of this short article rings as true today as it did on September 13, 1970.

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Remembering Coase

A Note on the Passing of “The Accidental Economist”

SEPTEMBER 04, 2013 by D.W. MACKENZIE

Ronald Coase lived a remarkable life, ending up in economics by chance but playing a crucial role in shaping the discipline's modern form. His efforts were rewarded with the 1991 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Breaking the Law of Demand

Krueger and Card’s New Minimum-Wage Theory After 20 Years

AUGUST 05, 2013 by D.W. MACKENZIE

Minimum-wage laws have failed to help the people whom these laws were supposed to help. Those who truly want to help lower-income Americans should press for the repeal of these laws.

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April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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