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D.W. MacKenzie

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

D.W. MacKenzie's Articles and Posts

Can We Afford “Affordable Care”? Anything Peaceful
Can We Afford “Affordable Care”?

Politics and John Roberts may have preserved Obamacare in the short run. But the fiscal reckoning isn't far off.

Buffaloed by Hidden Taxes The Freeman
Buffaloed by Hidden Taxes

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

VA Bottleneck: Scandal or Norm? The Freeman
VA Bottleneck: Scandal or Norm?
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.
Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons The Freeman
Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons

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

Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? The Freeman
Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?
A Few Observations on the Efficiency of Local Government The Freeman
A Few Observations on the Efficiency of Local Government

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.

How to Create the Illusion of Low Taxes The Freeman
How to Create the Illusion of Low Taxes
Tolls on the Road to Serfdom The Freeman
Tolls on the Road to Serfdom
I, Government The Freeman
I, Government
The Price System as Can Opener The Freeman
The Price System as Can Opener
Debt-Ceiling Crises: Imagined and Real The Freeman
Debt-Ceiling Crises: Imagined and Real
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. 

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