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Dwight R. Lee is the O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

MARCH 21, 2013

Michael Sandel's arguments that markets crowd out "nonmarket values worth caring about" is appealing and easy to understand, but often fails to account fully for the roles prices play or the constraints on our abilities to form deep, intimate bonds with millions of people at once.

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Reducing Income Inequality at the Expense of the Poor

FEBRUARY 05, 2013

Income inequality is often a side effect of some very good things we'd be better off not doing away with.

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Just Wait Until It's Free

JUNE 27, 2012

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Making Social Security More Harmful

Advocates of Social Security Defraud American Workers
OCTOBER 01, 2008

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Thank You, Internal-Combustion Engine, for Cleaning up the Environment

Widespread Pollution from Horse Manure Caused Diseases and Produced Methane Gas
OCTOBER 01, 2007

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Libertarian Paternalism: A Test

Existing Regulations and Programs Could Be Altered to Conform to Libertarian Paternalism
JULY 01, 2007

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The Disconnect Between Political Promises and Performance

The Negative-Sum Approach Is Politically Compelling
APRIL 01, 2006

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Mitigating Disaster: Abolish FEMA and Let Gas Prices Rise

Taxpayer-Funded Disaster Relief Is Inefficient and Ineffective
DECEMBER 01, 2005

The waste, delays, and incompetence that characterize FEMA are the result of a free-rider problem inherent in all federal spending programs.

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Social Security Can Be Good for Your Health

How Can We Make Social Security Pay Off?
SEPTEMBER 01, 2005

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The Bias Favoring Governments over Markets

The Success of Markets Is Easily Taken for Granted
JUNE 01, 2002

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Public Interest or Private Interest?

Public Officials Are Self-Interested, Too
MAY 01, 2002

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The Cure Can Be Worse than the Disease

We Need Government Action Less Often Than We Think
MARCH 01, 2002

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Prisoners' Dilemmas and Cooperation

Free Markets Reward Cooperation
FEBRUARY 01, 2002

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The Market Makes Diversity Worth Celebrating

Politicizing Our Differences Makes Diversity a Source of Conflict
JANUARY 01, 2002

The mantra on university campuses today is "celebrating diversity." There are good reasons to encourage a greater appreciation of the rich diversity in the world. We are increasingly part of a global community; it's important that we interact cooperatively with people of diverse backgrounds, understandings, skills, and motivations.

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