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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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The Case Against "Smart Taxes" on Carbon

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

04/22/2009Mises Media
Today is Earth day, and a week ago we "celebrated" tax day. It is fitting, in a sense, that Earth Day and Tax Day are only one week apart. Those who blame global warming on human activity see taxation as an effective and desirable means of preventing environmental global catastrophe. In a recent...
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The Case against "Smart Taxes" on Carbon

The EnvironmentFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

04/22/2009Mises Daily Articles
The idea that experts can do a better job of directing the use of resources, including gasoline, than can markets and market prices derives from the faulty assumption that experts know more than the whole of society.
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False Hopes for Tax Relief and Fiscal Stimulus

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/28/2009Mises Daily Articles
What we need are real lasting tax cuts and a corresponding movement of spending out of government and into the private sector.
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Professor Samuelson on Income and Tolerance

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/30/2008Mises Daily Articles
Given the poor quality of the reasoning behind Samuelson's remarks we should doubt his advice, not F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman's.
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Liquidity Traps versus Inflation Traps

The FedOther Schools of Thought

12/23/2008Mises Daily Articles
The Federal Reserve should not make a credible commitment to future inflation as a means of stimulating aggregate demand. The Federal Reserve should instead reverse its low-interest-rate policy before it increases the level of discoordination in the economy.
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