D.W. MacKenzie

D. W. MacKenzie is an assistant professor of economics at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

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Obamacare’s costs are starting to show

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

All too many Americans are buffaloed by the hidden tax and regulatory costs that everyone pays.


The truth about growth, recovery, and unemployment

FEBRUARY 09, 2015

The president's claims notwithstanding, we are living in the worst period in the 50 years of our federally managed economy.


Obamacare, the noble lie, and cognitive dissonance at MIT

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

If the ACA benefits Americans, why did it need to be misrepresented?


Problems with the VA go deeper than recent episodes

MAY 22, 2014

The VA is a mess because big bureaucracies simply can't function efficiently. It's scandalous that so many in power still believe they can.


The Affordable Care Act contributes to an already unsustainable situation

FEBRUARY 10, 2014

The ACA (Obamacare) creates more open-access commons in healthcare, which will result in overconsumption and push the United States more quickly to insolvency.


A lot of the talk about the debt ceiling amounts to fearmongering

OCTOBER 10, 2013

If the U.S. government wants to get serious about paying the next few months' bills, the President could start by selling some assets. The long-term problems are another matter.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

It is to Friedman's credit that most of his 1970 article "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits" still rings true today.


A Note on the Passing of “The Accidental Economist”

SEPTEMBER 04, 2013

Ronald Coase lived a remarkable life, ending up in economics by chance but playing a crucial role in shaping the discipline's modern form. His efforts were rewarded with the 1991 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.


Krueger and Card’s New Minimum-Wage Theory After 20 Years

AUGUST 05, 2013

Minimum-wage laws have failed to help the people whom these laws were supposed to help. Those who truly want to help lower-income Americans should press for the repeal of these laws.


Unemployment Benefits Are Prolonging the Pain

JUNE 26, 2013

A little-used measure of unemployment and job vacancies suggests why unemployment remains stubbornly high.


JANUARY 21, 2013

Targeting tax increases at just "the wealthy" is impossible--and won't solve any of the government's financial woes.


NOVEMBER 12, 2012

We've heard of cities going bust after city managers and the like get through looting them. Wasting money, though, is a matter of routine for local governments, says D. W. MacKenzie.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2010


U.S. Income Tax Policy Undermines Individual Liberty

APRIL 01, 2007


Why Do I Inspire Such Wonder and Awe?

OCTOBER 01, 2002


The Economics Profession Needs a Paradigm Shift

JANUARY 01, 2002