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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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Minimum Wage Laws: Economics versus Ideology

Free MarketsInterventionismProduction Theory

06/14/2007Mises Daily Articles
Leftist ideologues do pose a real threat. Many people find their rhetoric convincing. But all the Left really has to defend their position on minimum wages and other issues are faulty studies, demagogic remarks regarding poverty and racism, and vague references to "social justice." Logic and...
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Bureaucrats: Another Breed of Cat

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

01/18/2007Mises Daily Articles
It is fairly obvious that the caretakers of the Hemingway Home are more interested in the welfare of these cats, and that the consuming public supports this enterprise. USDA harassment of the Hemingway Cats is an example of bureaucratic excess.
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The Economics of Groundhog Day

Calculation and KnowledgeMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

08/30/2006Mises Daily Articles
Free-market capitalism allows for a degree of coordination that no other system can match. Those who hold capitalism to a standard of perfection ignore the fact that activist governments have failed to attain anything better, and have often made matters worse.
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The Myth of Functional Finance: Mises vs. Lerner

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

05/23/2006Mises Daily Articles
D.W. MacKenzie recounts the sad saga of naive economists who believed that they could use fiscal policy to counter the business cycle.
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Mythology of the Minimum Wage

U.S. Economy

05/03/2006Mises Daily Articles
Once again politicians and pundits are calling for increases in the legal minimum wage, writes Doug MacKenzie.
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