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D.W. MacKenzie

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D.W. MacKenzie is an assistant professor at Carroll College.

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My Social Justice Is Better Than Yours

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

06/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
It is a great irony that visions of socialist harmony necessarily result in rancorous and destructive struggles among groups with contradictory visions of the good society . It is perhaps equally ironic that profit-driven competition in markets results in the highest attainable degree of...
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The Data Is Clear: Free Markets Reduce Poverty

Free MarketsGlobal Economy

06/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
It is a fact that severe poverty has disappeared in the most industrialized countries. The wealth of the first-world welfare states was made possible by those countries’ turn toward free markets in the past. Likewise, the turn toward more free markets in the developing world has reduced poverty...
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Unemployment and A Tale of Two Financial Crises

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionism

06/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Politicians won’t admit that quantitative easing and fiscal stimulus have unquestionably failed to produce a rapid recovery over the past five years.
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Obamacare Delay: Good Politics, Bad Economics

HealthInterventionism

02/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
The decision to delay small employer mandates, but embrace reduced future labor supply is an example of bad economics, but good politics.
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The Tollkeepers on the Road to Serfdom

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

06/21/2013Mises Daily Articles
The IRS has a history of political abuse. Hoover, FDR, JFK, and Richard Nixon all used the IRS against enemies, long before Clinton or Obama.
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