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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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Terminus on the Road to Serfdom

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

11/30/2010Mises Daily Articles
Benjamin Franklin once remarked that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Modern entitlement programs have created a situation in which efforts to avoid death will make tax burdens unbearable.
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The Impossibility of an Informed Electorate

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPolitical TheoryPrices

10/11/2010Mises Daily Articles
The idea that democracy works better when informed people vote would seem to make sense. However, the case for informed voting breaks down when we consider the difficulties of being well-informed about political options.
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The Common Thread to Progress

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

10/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
Obama says that the key to progress is good government. Not so. The real common thread to progress is free enterprise. Progress and prosperity have followed movement toward freer markets and secure property rights.
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Do Capitalists Produce Nothing?

Financial MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

05/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Without the capital accumulation of modern capitalism, people would not be living from paycheck to paycheck as workers, but from harvest to harvest as peasants."
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Politics Cannot Be Fixed

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

03/12/2010Mises Daily Articles
On the contrary, free enterprise and limited government have a proven track record and sound theoretical underpinnings.
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